SMU Dedman Law Moot Court Program Ranked 5th in the U.S.

SMU Dedman Law Moot Court Program Ranked 5th in the U.S.



Congratulations to the SMU Dedman School of Law advocates and the amazing results we have experienced this semester.  SMU Dedman Law is ranked 5th in the national moot court rankings. We have moved up four spots from last year's ninth place ranking.

“Coming into this year, the current BOA Executive Board made it a goal to be one of the top five moot court programs in the nation by the end of the year,” said Travis D. Jones, Chair of the Board of Advocates, “I want to take this opportunity to thank our talented advocates and amazing coaches who made this dream a reality. I could not be prouder of our organization and everything we have achieved this semester.” 

To see the newly released rankings, please see link below.

https://www.law.uh.edu/blakely/mcnc/rankings.asp
 


2015 - 2016 Competitions


National Moot Court Team
(November 2015)  The team competed in the final round of the regional portion of the competition here in Dallas today and fell to Tech. Sarah Michelle Stearns was awarded Best Advocate in the round. 


Pictured (left to right): Ryan Jones, Lance Caughfield (Coach), Sarah Michelle Stearns, Ryan Seay, and Haleigh Jones (Coach)



Thomas Tang Moot Court
(November 2015)  Advocates, please join us in congratulating the Thomas Tang Moot Court teams! Each team made an excellent showing at their regional competitions, resulting in SMU sending THREE teams to Nationals for the first time in our history of competing at Thomas Tang. The team of Emily Liu and Dorlin Armijo won the entire competition, returning as Thomas Tang National Champions! 

(Left to Right): Hanna Kim (Southeast Regional Finalist, Southeast Regional Second Best Oralist), Courtney Capshaw (Southeast Regional Finalist), Dorlin Armijo (National Champion, Southeast Regional Champion), Michael Ma (Coach, Team Sponsor), Emily Liu (National Champion, Southeast Regional Champion, Southeast Regional Best Oralist), Kristine Cruz (National Semi-Finalist, National Second Best Brief, Northwest Regional Champion, Northwest Regional Best Brief, Northwest Regional Second Best Oralist), Angela Oliver (National Semi-Finalist, National Second Best Brief, Northwest Regional Champion, Northwest Regional Best Brief, Northwest Best Oralist).


(Left to Right): Dorlin Armijo and Emily Liu