Moot Court Honors Program

Veterans Law Appellate Advocacy Competition Teams

The Veterans Law Appellate Advocacy Competition is held annually in Washington, D.C. and is sponsored by the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association.

Visit the Competition Website

The 2009-2010 academic year was the first year the school submitted teams to the competition. Coached by Professor Joe Butler, the team of Michael Driscoll and Jessica Thornhill, and the team of Alyson Emery and P. Christopher Williams competed admirably. The Moot Court program is working in conjunction and with the support of the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (http://www.jmls.edu/veterans).

2013-2014 Veterans Law Competition Teams

Team: Nicholas Esterman & Laura Wiley
Coach: Professor Ardath Hamann & Yelena C. Duterte
Award: Quarterfinalists, 2nd Best Petitioner's Brief

Team: Jillian Berner & Melissa LaPointe
Coach: Professor Ardath Hamann & Yelena C. Duterte
Award: Quarterfinalists, 2nd Best Respondent's Brief

2012-2013 Veterans Law Competition Teams

Team: Caitlin Harrington & Robert Winston
Coach: Professor Ardath Hamann & Daniel Lacy
Award: Quarterfinalists

Team: Michelle Jenkins & Nick Kearney
Coach: Steven Novak

2011-2012 Veterans Law Competition Teams

Team: CarrieBeth Clark & Christopher Heredia
Coach: Brian Clauss

Team: Austin Friedrich & Emily Hansen
Coach: Professor Ardath Hamann

2010-2011 Veterans Law Competition Team

Team: Darryl Auguste & Rebecca Haas
Coach: Joe Butler