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Brooklyn Law School Moot Court wins award during international competition

April 13, 2017 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Pictured from left: Brooklyn Law School students Craig McAllister, Elyssa Abuhoff, Jaime Freilich and Erin Callihan meet with Monroe E. Price, the namesake of the international Moot Court Competition in England. Photos courtesy of the Brooklyn Law School

It has been a successful spring semester for the Brooklyn Law School Moot Court Honor Society so far, and it was capped off with the Best Memorial Award at the Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition in Oxford, England earlier this month.

Four Brooklyn Law School (BLS) students, Elyssa Abuhoff, Erin Callihan, Jaime Freilich and Craig McAllister, competed in the 10th annual competition in England. They were coached by students Sebastian Asaro, Sung Kang, Taylor Lietz and Shieva Salehnia.

The Best Memorial Award is given for the best written submission out of 41 schools that entered the competition from around the globe. The team qualified for the international championship after a successful American regional in January.

The Moot Court Honor Society also picked up a big victory earlier in the year when it won the New York regional of the National Trial Competition, which is hosted by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA).

BLS placed two teams in the final round of the regional competition for the first time ever, and the team of Brittney Curtis and Nikolai Wolfe, coached by Sarah Briglia and Sheena Ramroop, emerged as champions, earning a place at the national finals in Fort Worth, Texas. This was BLS’s first TYLA regional championship since 2007.

Additionally, Saturday, April 1, marked the conclusion of Brooklyn Law School’s 32nd Annual Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition. The premier appellate advocacy evidence competition drew 32 teams from law schools nationwide, exemplifying the very best of legal education.