One of Berkeley Law’s moot court teams is vying for a national championship while another team competes for international honors following recent victories in a pair of prestigious competitions.
On March 18, the team of Sean Callagy ’07, Laura Mason ’07, Kathryn Miller ’07 and Sarah Spiegel ’07 advances to the national finals of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, the nation’s premier moot court contest involving trademark law.
They will square off in Washington, D.C., against three other finalists after winning a regional contest in San Francisco on February 25. The students also were awarded for the second best brief in the nation. The team delivered its arguments before a distinguished panel of jurists from the federal judiciary and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Later this month, a five-member Berkeley Law team also travels to Washington, D.C., for the finals of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, another top moot court event. Jacqueline Beaumont ’07, Sharla Draemel ’07, Nikoo Nikoomanesh ’07, Jason Richardson ’07 and Sarah Simmons ’07 advanced after placing first in the western region contest last month.
Meanwhile, Berkeley Law’s Lee Awbry ’07 and Jessica Yarnall ’07 earned individual awards for best oralists at last month’s Pace Environmental Law Competition. A Berkeley Law team also advanced to the “Sweet 16” in the National Moot Court Competition held in New York from January 30 to February 2.