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GEORGIA WINS REGIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

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Monday, November 18, 2002

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

GEORGIA WINS REGIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR

ATHENS, Ga. - For the third year in a row, the University of Georgia School of Law won the regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, earning the school's moot court team the opportunity to compete in the finals of the competition to be held in New York City. This regional competition was held in Atlanta on Nov. 8 and 9.

The winning team, sponsored by Hawkins & Parnell, LLP, was comprised of third-year law students Nathan D. Cronic and Stacey A. Carroll. The pair beat Emory and Mercer law schools in the semifinal and final rounds. Additionally, Carroll was named Best Oralist of the competition.

School of Law Director of Advocacy Kellie Casey said she is confident this team will carrythis momentum into the final round of the tournament. "Nathan and Stacey have an exciting and commanding presence in the courtroom. They could not have been more prepared for the regional competition and I know they have their sights set on the championship trophy in New York City."

This is UGA's 10th regional win in 12 years. The law school has brought home the national title on two of its trips to New York City.

The National Moot Court Competition is the nation's oldest and most prestigious moot court tournament. Teams from more than 165 law schools enter the competition, sponsored by the Association of the Bar of New York. The national competition will take place in January 2003.

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