Trial Advocacy and Moot Court Team Support
Culverhouse Law’s Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Teams achieved unprecedented success in 2018! The advocacy program boasts more than 20 teams allowing students to travel and compete nationwide. These programs give students the opportunity to apply and enhance the skills they have learned in the classroom. On average, a team will incur $5,000 in expenses per year related to team travel, lodging, and transportation. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to fund one team’s expenses for the following year.
Below are some highlights of individual teams.
Cameron Rentschler, Jordan LapPorta, Carl Madden, and Karman Gaines won first place at the Southeast Regional of the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Birmingham, Alabama. The team will compete for a national title this week at the National Finals Competition in Philadelphia, PA.
Steven Arango, Cameron Rentschler and Zach Smith all 3Ls, won the 2019 Hispanic National Bar Association’s Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition. The is the Law School’s first championship in the competition. Thirty-two teams from law schools around the country competed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Students from the Bankruptcy Moot Court Team advanced to the 27th Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in New York City where they were awarded the Best Brief Award and Kathryn Trent was named Best Advocate of the competition. The winning brief will be published in the Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice.
Lindsey Barber, Cory Church, and Anne Miles Golson, all 2Ls, won the 69th Annual National Moot Court Competition in New York. This is the first championship for the school in the event’s history.