Moot Court Honors Program

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Teams

The American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition focuses on constitutional law issues. More than 180 teams from 110 law schools compete in six regional competitions. Semifinalists teams at regional competitions advance to the National competition here in Chicago.

Previous topics include the following: (1) whether felon disenfranchisement laws violates the Fourteenth Amendment; and (3) whether a judge violated the sentencing reform act when requiring a student to pass out flyers on campus regarding his crime.

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In 2011, the team of Stephanie Kempfer, Zachary Morris, and Brian Roth were Semifinalists. In 2010, the team of Joel Bruckman, Michael Murphy, and Stephanie Potter were Octofinalists and won the Fourth Best Brief award. In 2009, Matt Kellam, Venus Brown, John Ochoa were Semifinalists at the regional round.

2013-2014 Appellate Advocacy Competition Teams

Team: Morgan A. Gay, Jeremy Lemmons, & Saiena Shafiezadeh
Coach: Professor Joanne Hodge

Team: Hannah J. McKinney, Matthew M. Popp, & LaQuenta C. Rudison
Coach: Professor Maureen Kordesh

2012-2013 Appellate Advocacy Competition Teams

Team: Margaret A. Connery, Elyssa M. Pavone, & Lance J. Sherry
Coach: Professor Joanne Hodge

Team: Aruj S. Chaudhry, Jacqueline B. Maglio, & Jared M. Schneider
Coach: Professor Ardath A. Hamann

2011-2012 Appellate Advocacy Competition Teams

Team: Stephanie Kempfer, Brian Roth, & Zachary Morris
Coach: Professor Joanne Hodge
Award: Semifinalists, 4th Best Brief

Team: Sarah Payne, Kayleigh Thomas, & David Zulkey
Coach: Professor Ardath A. Hamann

2010-2011 Appellate Advocacy Competition Teams

Team: Bridget Brockman, Jennifer Goedken, & Joshua Scanlon
Coach: Professor Joanne Hodge

Team: Patrick Goodwin, Joe Menges, & Samantha Piekarski
Coach: Anthony Sciara

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