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Tuesday, July 6, 2021
At the 2021 Hale Moot Court Honors Program competition, held virtually for the first time in the program’s more than 70-year history, 2L Reena Patel won the Edward G. Lewis Champion Award, with three other finalists – Rebecca Alch, Kate McClellan and Maura Reinbrecht – awarded the Judge E. Avery Crary Award.
The program provides students with an opportunity to develop their written and oral advocacy skills. This year, the competition covered an appeals case involving an alleged violation of a prison inmate’s right to medical privacy, and an allegation of inadequate medical care.
Best Brief awards include: Privacy issue — Sophie Solomon (petitioner), Preny Sarkissian (respondent), and Joshua De Melo (runner-up) and Medical issue — Michael Butts (petitioner), Alaina Flores (respondent) and Rebecca Alch (runner-up). Other honors presented at the event in mid-March include Outstanding Participant Service Award — Patricia Mittelstadt, and Danielle Luchetta, Outstanding Board Member Service Award.
This year’s panelists include Hon. Allison Eid, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit; Hon. John Owens, Ninth Circuit, and Justice Brian Hoffstadt of the California Court of Appeals. All three were impressed with the arguments, with Justice Hoffstadt noting to participants, “You are already well on your way to becoming great oral advocates.”
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