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UGA MOOT COURT TEAM TO ADVANCE TO NATIONAL COMPETITION

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Friday, February 15, 2002

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: David Shipley, 706/542-7140, shipley@uga.edu

UGA MOOT COURT TEAM TO ADVANCE TO NATIONAL COMPETITION

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law's Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team beat Emory University to advance to the national competition to be held March 11-16 in Washington, D.C.

This past weekend (Feb. 8-10), the moot court team successfully argued a case regarding the regulation of access to the Internet to win the regional tournament in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They also defeated the University of Miami in the semifinal round of the competition. Law school Dean David Shipley expressed his delight with the continued success of the school's advocacy teams. "The students work very hard to prepare for each tournament by putting in a lot of extra hours on top of their course work. It is a pleasure seeing their hard work payoff in their success at the competitions."

The school's winning team, comprised of second-year law students Patrick Kelly, Katie Lahnstein, Ryan Strickland and Tiana Mykkeltvedt, also walked away with the Best Brief Award. In addition, Mykkeltvedt was named Best Oralist and Strickland was named Fifth-best Oralist.

UGA law school alumna Myra Creighton assisted Advocacy Director Kellie Casey in preparing the moot court team for the tournament. In addition, third-year students Claudia Campo, brief editor, and Megan Watkins, coach, worked with the team as they geared up for the competition.

UGA's moot court team has secured the regional crown in eight of the last 10 regional competitions. They were also national champions in 1996 and 1994.

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