UCF Wins Midwest Regional Moot Court Tournament

 In Legal Studies

UCF had a great showing at the Midwest Regional Moot Court Tournament, held Nov. 20-21 at The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

Two members of the university’s Moot Court Team, Chris Chambers and David Moosmann, won the qualifying tournament — for a second year in a row.

Another pair of team members, Eric Sorice and Angel Sanchez, placed third.

As a result of placing in the final four teams, these students received an automatic bid to the American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s 2015-16 national tournament scheduled for Jan. 15-16, 2016, at California State University, Long Beach.

top_oration_awardChambers also received the top orator award for being the best individual competitor at the tournament.

Members of the Moot Court Team received coaching throughout the fall from two members of the legal studies’ faculty. Lecturer Cynthia Schmidt, also director of the Center for Law and Policy, served as the team’s lead faculty advisor and coach. Lecturer Jason Fiesta served as the assistant faculty advisor and coach.

“Cindy and Jason gave an incredible amount of their time, attention and resources to these students, including countless evenings and weekends,” said legal studies’ Chair James Beckman.

Congratulations to all four students as they look ahead to competing at the national tournament!

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