Akron Law Advocates Compete in National Moot Court Competition


Akron, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2008 - The University of Akron School of Law moot court team recently returned from competing in the New York Bar Association National Moot Court Competition. Student advocates Jason Fuller, Patrick Weiss, Marci Clemons, Tasha Forchione, Kara Neal and Vincent Vigluicci participated in the competition. The team was coached by Professors J. Dean Carro and Joann Sahl, and alumni Paul Zindle ('07).

Since 1950, the New York City Bar and the American College of Trial Lawyers have sponsored this National Moot Court Competition. Every year, over 150 law schools compete in the regional rounds throughout the U.S., and the winners advance to the final rounds held at the New York City Bar. This nationally recognized competition allows law students to hone their appellate advocacy skills by arguing before prominent members of the legal profession.

The University of Akron School of Law promotes justice, the protection of individual liberty and the rule of law through commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The School of Law's competition teams have a long history of excellence on the regional and national levels. To learn more, visit www.uakron.edu/law.

The University of Akron is the public research university for Northern Ohio. It is the only public university in Ohio with a science and engineering program ranked in the top five nationally by U.S. News & World Report. Serving 24,700 students, the university offers approximately 300 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and law degree programs and 100 certificate programs at sites in Summit, Wayne, Medina and Holmes counties. For more information, visit www.uakron.edu.