Congratulations to the 2014 Marquette National Moot Court Teams

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I had the privilege of working with two outstanding National Moot Court Competition (NMCC) teams again this year. Marquette hosted the Region VIII round of the 65th Annual NMCC this weekend and included thirteen participating teams.  Marquette fielded two teams; please congratulate both on their strong finishes.

Michelle Cahoon, James Decleene, and Brian Kane took the best Petitioner’s brief award with the top scoring brief in the competition.  The team advanced the semifinal round and just missed qualifying for nationals by less than a point.  Attorneys Jesse Blocher, Michael Cerjak, and Brendon Reyes coached the team.  Brendon, now an attorney practicing in Waukesha, was a member of last year’s national team.  Jesse was a member of one of my first NMCC teams.

Jennifer McNamee and Elizabeth Oestreich advanced to the quarterfinals and were the number 1 seed after the preliminaries, after particularly strong showings in their oral arguments.  That team was coached by Attorneys Emily Lonergan, Jason Luczak, and Max Stephenson.  Elizabeth, Emily, and Max happened all to have (Elizabeth), or had (Emily and Jason), the role of Chief Justice of our Moot Court Association.  I enjoyed watching the students and coaches on both teams working together and getting to know each other.

The NMCC is sponsored by the New York City Bar and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Over 180 law schools compete across the country.

I am grateful for our teams’ hard work; they put in many hours of practice to prepare for the competition. The teams and their coaches often worked late into the night practicing their arguments.  I am also grateful for the time donated by the Marquette Moot Court Association, and in particular, Dane Brown, who chaired this event.

Thank you as well to the many judges and lawyers who judged the briefs and oral arguments for our NMCC regional, and who, year after year, enthusiastically support this large endeavor. This year we had judges traveling from as far as St. Louis, northern Wisconsin, and Minneapolis to judge this weekend.

One thought on “Congratulations to the 2014 Marquette National Moot Court Teams”

  1. Thank you too Prof. Greipp for being such a great faculty coach! We appreciate all the time you spent helping us prepare.

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