Villanova Law Moot Court Teams Take Top Honors

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Four Villanova Law Moot Court members celebrated victories in November at two national tournaments.

Dana Morton ‘15 and Casey Schweppenheiser ’15 won the Best Respondents Brief Award at Pepperdine University School of Law's 17th Annual National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, which was held November 15-16. Coached by Mark Hewlett ‘15, the students competed against 23 law schools teams. Each team argued novel entertainment law issues before a panel of Los Angeles’s most high-profile entertainment lawyers.

Steve Patton ‘15 and Dave Singh ‘15 represented Villanova Law in the New York Bar Association's National Moot Court Competition, earning Best Brief honors. The team, coached by Michelle Michelson ’15, also advanced to the semi-final argument round. Professors John Cannon, Anne Poulin and Tuan Samahon helped the students to prepare for the competition.

Preparing law students to become courtroom-ready advocates is the cornerstone of Villanova Law’s Trial Advocacy program. Through comprehensive coursework and competition experience, students learn the essential elements of litigation: fact analysis, pretrial case preparation, persuasive oral advocacy, witness examination, and presentation of evidence.

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