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Law Students are Formidable Contenders at Various Competitions

A group of Duquesne University law students reached the semi-finals or quarter-finals at three different competitions across the nation.

In January, four students reached the semi-finals at the national final of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Trial Moot Court competition in Chicago. The team of third-year students Megan Arrington, Tara Fertlemes, Emily Fullerton and Michael Watson was defeated by the top-seeded University of Oregon.

Third-year students Allison Devore and Elena Pollock reached the quarter-finals at the National Tax Moot Court Competition in February. Hosted by the Florida Bar Association’s Tax section, the team was defeated by Louisiana State University.

In addition, third-year students Elizabeth Diller and Julie Work reached the semi-finals at the ABA Law Student Division’s Client Counseling competition for Region 8 in St. Paul, Minn., before being defeated by William Mitchell College of Law.

Third-year student Rebecca Yanos tied for the runner-up position for the Best Oral Advocate category at the Center for Animal Law Studies Appellate Moot Court competition.

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