Thurgood Marshall AMC Competition

Strong performance at National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Appellate Moot Court Regional Competition

The Appellate Moot Court Board sent Lexi Jones (2L) and Corey Stanford (2L) to the prestigious National Black Law Students Association Thurgood Marshall Appellate Moot Court Regional Competition, the weekend of February 7, 2020. 

After two days of competition, Lexi and Corey placed 3rd and will now advance to the National competition, March 3-8 in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to earning a spot at Nationals, Lexi and Corey received the coveted Best Petitioner Brief award.

Brazitte Poole (L'19) coached the team and Adj. Prof. Erin Karsman oversees the Appellate Moot Court Program. Said Karsman, "Brazitte did an outstanding job in helping Lexi and Corey prepare for the competition. The team's exceptional performance is a result of months of hard work and preparation."

"As a coach, my goal was to instill my students with one of the mantras I live by: There are always notes. No matter how long we have been working, no matter how great we perform, there will always be things that we can improve upon. This helped us stay focused all the way to the end of the regional competition and will help us in preparing for the upcoming National Competition," said Poole. Karsman added, "We are very fortunate to have Brazitte as a coach in the Appellate Moot Court Program, and I am grateful for her dedication and commitment to our students."

This is the first time in the past nine years that Duquesne's Appellate Moot Court Board has participated in the NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Appellate Moot Court Competition.  "We are extremely proud of what Lexi and Corey have already accomplished and are excited for the next challenge at the National Competition. Go Dukes!" said Karsman.

There are six regional competitions held across the country and the top three teams from each region advance to the National Competition.

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