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UGA School of Law scores victory over Florida in annual Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Writer: Leigh Tenewitz , 706/542-5172, lawprstu@uga.edu Contact: Kellie Casey Monk , 706/542-2739, krcasey@uga.edu

UGA School of Law scores victory over Florida in annual Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law won the 26th Annual Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition, defeating the University of Florida on Oct. 26 in Jacksonville, Fla., on the eve of the yearly Georgia-Florida football showdown.

Third-year law students Rebecca M. Thornhill and Tully T. Blalock comprised the School of Law's winning team.

"Securing this win over Florida with a set of arguments that the panel defined as 'some of the finest ever heard in the history of the competition,' made all of the hard work and preparation that Rebecca and Tully put into this tournament so worthwhile," Georgia Law Director of Advocacy Kellie Casey Monk said. "The victory is even sweeter as both of Georgia's teams emerged from the weekend as winners."

Thornhill and Blalock argued the case United States v. Matthew Mazzarella before a distinguished panel of judges including: Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court Senior Judges Anthony A. Alaimo and B. Avant Edenfield, both from the Southern District of Georgia; and U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Corrigan and Senior Judge John H. Moore II, both from the Middle District of Florida.

With this year's victory, the School of Law continued its domination of the Hulsey-Kimbrell competition with a record that now stands at 18-6-2.

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Revised: 6-10-08 to reflect amended tally of win/loss record.

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