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58th Annual Reimel Moot Court Competition


Dan Sulvetta '19 and Steven Lee '19 were awarded the John J. Duffy ’62 Advocacy Cup as winners of the 58th 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.

The finalists were: Dan Sulvetta '19, Steven Lee '19, Thallia Malespin '19 and Kyle Platt '19.

This year's final round presiding judges were:

The Honorable Jaynee LaVecchia

Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey

The Honorable Anne M. Patterson
Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey

Gregory G. Garre
44th U.S. Solicitor General and Partner at Latham & Watkins

The Honorable Sallie Updyke Mundy
Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

The Honorable D. Brooks Smith
Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit