Appellate Moot Court Board participates in cutting edge competition

The Appellate Moot Court Board sent one team to the annual Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court competition during the weekend of March 20. This prestigious inter-law school competition is cutting edge, focusing on the issues of Intellectual Property law. Twelve teams from across the country participated in this competition, held virtually this year. It is sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


The Duquesne School of Law's team of Samantha Thompson (2E) and Donald Shelton (2E) wrote briefs for the appellant and appellee. Thompson and Shelton received high marks for their brief-writing skills. The duo showcased an impressive performance in the preliminary oral argument round, advancing to the final four of the competition. The team narrowly failed to advance to the final round.


Thompson and Shelton were well-prepared for the competition. Both were commended for their knowledge of the legal issues and their extemporaneous ability. They were coached by Emilia Rinaldi (L'15).


Our School of Law congratulates Thompson and Shelton for their preparation and competitive spirit and thanks Rinaldi for the work in coaching these two to success.

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