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FIRST-YEAR LAW STUDENT WINS SECOND ADVOCACY TITLE

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Friday, April 11, 2003

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Kellie Casey, 706/542-7403, krcasey@uga.edu

FIRST-YEAR LAW STUDENT WINS SECOND ADVOCACY TITLE

ATHENS, Ga. - Kimberly D. Grant won her second first-year advocacy tournament, the Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition, last Friday. She outargued fellow first-year student Eadaoin M. Waller to take home the Jere B. Morehead Best Oralist Award.

As part of a legal research and writing assignment, each first-year student writes an appellate brief and is required to present two oral arguments based on the brief. At the end of the mandatory rounds, the top 64 students wishing to compete enter the Russell Competition. In this single-elimination competition, the final eight are automatically invited to join one of the School of Law's prestigious moot court teams the following year.

The last round of the Russell Competition was judged by law school alumnus Georgia Court of Appeals Judge John J. Ellington, School of Law Dean David E. Shipley and UGA Associate Provost Jere W. Morehead, former head of the law school's advocacy program and the person for whom the best oralist award is named.

The judges said the level of competition was outstanding. Ellington, the presiding judge of the last round of the tournament, said both Grant and Waller have the potential for great futures in the legal profession.

In addition to Grant and Waller, this year's "elite eight" includes: Adam M. Conrad, Alissa L. Cummo, Amelia A. Godfrey, Erik S. Johnson, Cerita N. McCollum and Brian P. Watt.

Grant also won the school's J. Ralph Beaird Closing Argument Competition in February.

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