2018 - 2019 Appellate Competitions

American Bar Association Arbitration, Regional Competition
November 9-10, 2018
Brooklyn, NY

Congratulations to our Appellate Moot Court team of 3Ls, Ashlyn Grim, Aaron McDonough, Brazitte Poole, and Lydia Wardi, who were named Regional Champions of the prestigious American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition in Brooklyn, New York.  The team was coached by Devon Ferris (L’16), who did a tremendous job preparing them for the competition.  They argued four times over two days, beating teams from Stetson University School of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, and Brooklyn Law School.  They faced New York School of Law in the final round, where they earned the title of Regional Champions.

Our students' strong performance and victory was a result of months of hard work and preparation.  The Duquesne Law team will complete in the ABA National Arbitration Competition national finals in Chicago, IL, January 25-26, 2019.

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Team: Brazitte Poole, Aaron McDonough, Lydia Wardi, Ashlyn Grim 


American Bar Association National Arbitration Competition, National Finals
January 25-26, 2019
Chicago, IL

After securing their spot as Regional Champions in November, our team of 3Ls advanced to the ABA National Arbitration Finals in Chicago in January. Coach Devon Ferris (L’16) did a fabulous job of preparing the students. Ashlyn Grim, Aaron McDonough, Brazitte Poole, and Lydia Wardi represented Duquesne Law School in this prestigious competition. They defeated a team from Texas Tech Law School in the semi-finals. In a very close final round against Southern Methodist University, the team took 2nd place in the country, giving them the title of ABA National Finalists.

Congratulations on a tremendous performance!  

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Team: Ashlyn Grim, Lydia Wardi, Brazitte Poole, Aaron McDonough


National Telecommunications and Technology Moot Court Competition
February 15 - 16, 2019
Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

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Team 1: Michele Mellick, Maura Perri, Taylor Frey

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Team 2: Alana Staneszewski, Amanda Schiavo, Maria Carr


American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
February, 28 - March 2, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

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Team 1: Serena Tamburrino, Samuel Nolan, Eric Wyant


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Team 2: Danielle Mrdjenovich, Kelly Capone, Oluwasey Odunaiya


National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition
March 7 - 9, 2019
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

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Team 1: Adam Duh, Dominic Carrola

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Team 2: Madison Baric, Mariah Mandy, Carrie Garrison


Federal Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition
March 20 - 21, 2019
Washington, D.C.

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Team 1: Alfred J. Vogt, Taylor Wantz

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Team 2: Vincent LeDonne, Amy McCrossen


Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
March 22 - 23, 2019
Washington, D.C.

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Team: Lydia Wardi, Brazitte Poole, Alyssa Lazar


Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition
March 30, 2019
Buffalo, NY

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Team 1: McCall Behringer, Benjamin Kelly

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Team 2: Christopher Winkler, Jacob Hanley