Appellate Moot Court Program scores huge win

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Appellate Moot Court winners

Duquesne School of Law sent a highly skilled and well-prepared team to the prestigious ABA National Arbitration Competition -- Brooklyn Regional this weekend. The Appellate Moot Court Board team of Ashlyn Grim (3L), Aaron McDonough (3L), Brazitte Poole (3L), and Lydia Wardi (3E) won the final round of the competition (against New York Law School), taking first-place and the title of "Regional Champions."

The victory was a thrilling achievement for the students. Grim, McDonough, Poole, and Wardi argued four times over two days. They beat teams from Stetson University School of Law (round 1), University of Connecticut School of Law (round 2), Brooklyn Law School (semi-final round), and New York Law School (final round) over the course of the competition before being declared Regional Champions! The team will compete in the ABA National Finals, to be held in Chicago on January 25-26, 2019. 

The team was coached by Devon Ferris, who did a tremendous job preparing them for the competition. The students' strong performance and victory was a result of months of hard work and preparation. Erin R. Karsman, Director of Appellate Advocacy Programs noted that this accomplishment was outstanding.


Faculty Referenced In Article

Photo of Erin Karsman Erin Karsman, J.D.Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy Program Coordinator