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Sarah Burke '18 and Kaitlyn Macaulay '18 Win 57th Annual Reimel Moot Court Competition

From left to right: Gregory Garre, Kaitlyn Macauley '18, Sarah Burke '18, the Honorable Theodore McKee, and the Honorable D. Brooks Smith

Sarah Burke '18 and Kaitlyn Macaulay '18 were awarded the John J. Duffy ’62 Advocacy Cup as winners of the 57th Annual Theodore L. Reimel ’24 CLAS Moot Court Competition. The competition is an intra-school tournament that has become a hallmark of the Villanova Law experience.

Named in honor of the late Theodore L. Reimel, Judge for the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas from 1953 to 1973, the competition is designed to foster student development in written and oral advocacy through simulated appellate argument. The winner's cup is named in honor of Mr. Duffy, a widely recognized and accomplished criminal trial lawyer in Pennsylvania. While a student at Villanova Law, he competed for the winning team of the second annual Reimel Competition, and was selected Best Oralist by the members of the final argument bench.

Burke also won the Best Oral Advocate award. Mary Kate Marsden '18 and Kimberly Price '18 won the Best Brief award.

The finalists were: Cody Wilcoxson '18, Kimberly Sachs '18, Sarah Burke '18, and Kaitlyn Macaulay '18.

This year's final round presiding judges were:

Gregory Garre
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP and 44th Solicitor General of the United States

The Honorable D. Brooks Smith
Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Honorable Theodore McKee
Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit