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ANNUAL TALMADGE MOOT COURT COMPETITORS ARGUE SENTENCING

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Monday, November 18, 2002

WRITER: Kristine Fortunato, 706/542-5172 CONTACT: Kellie Casey, 706/542-2739, krcasey@uga.edu

ANNUAL TALMADGE MOOT COURT COMPETITORS ARGUE SENTENCING

ATHENS, Ga. - Last Friday, Nov. 8, 2002, University of Georgia law students faced off in the courtroom to argue the fictitious case of Joe Davis v. U.S. in the annual Talmadge Moot Court Competition. Davis challenged the district court's consideration of evidence which was excluded at trial but factored in his sentencing for possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute.

The panel of judges decided in favor of the petitioner, represented by second-year law students Susannah D. Rogers and R. Stan Baker. The respondent was represented by second-year students Jason M. Tate and Tom J. Ludlam.

School of Law alumnus and one of the judges of the competition, Georgia Court of Appeals Presiding Judge Marion T. Pope Jr. commended the students for their hard work and preparation. "Their arguments were better than some I've heard in court over past years."

Other judges on the panel included two other School of Law alumni, Georgia Supreme Court Justice George H. Carley and Georgia Court of Appeals Judge John J. Ellington, in addition to Georgia Supreme Court Justice P. Harris Hines.

The Talmadge Moot Court Competition is an intramural team competition for second and third-year law students. A total of 34 students participated in the Talmadge Moot Court Competition. Additionally, second-year students Christopher J. Latimer and Alan J. Hamilton were named Best Oralists of the competition.

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