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LAW SCHOOL TAKES HOME ALL AWARDS IN INTRASTATECOMPETITION AND JESSUP COMPETITION RESULTS

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Friday, March 29, 2002

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Kellie Casey, 706/542-2739, krcasey@uga.edu

LAW SCHOOL TAKES HOME ALL AWARDS IN INTRASTATE COMPETITION AND JESSUP COMPETITION RESULTS

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law's intrastate moot court teams are second to none in the state. This was proven in the Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition hosted earlier this month on UGA's home turf.

Each of the state's four law schools had two teams competing. UGA Advocacy Director Kellie Casey said both School of Law teams performed well. "Our second team was only two-tenths of a point away from beating our winning team."

The school's winning team was comprised of second-year students Nathan Cronic, Jarrod Burch and Ben Pope. This team also won the Best Brief Award. In addition, Pope secured the third and final award presented at the tournament for Best Oralist.

The law school's second team was comprised of second-year students Ashley Alexander, Matt Reeves and Corey Stern.

Casey said she could not be more proud of how both of the law school's teams performed. "I believe we would have had the opportunity to bring home more trophies if more than three were awarded. It was also nice to perform so well since our school was hosting the competition."

This is the second year in a row the School of Law has brought home every trophy from this competition.

Other universities participating in the tournament were Emory, Georgia State and Mercer. The case argued by all teams dealt with issues relating to the Eleventh and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

At another competition the same week, the law school's Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team also performed well. The team advanced to the final round of the national competition where they were narrowly defeated by Harvard Law School. Team Coach Myra Creighton, who works for Fisher & Phillips LLP, said the final round could have gone either way.

The law school's Jessup team was comprised of second-year students Patrick Kelly, Katie Lahnstein, Ryan Strickland and Tiana Mykkeltvedt.

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