A group of Marquette students just finished an extremely successful weekend at the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which took place in Chicago and featured schools from across the midwest. The team of Matt Ackmann, Joel Chappelle, Solomon Gatton, and Colin Stephenson finished preliminary rounds ranked third out of twenty teams, advanced to quarterfinals, and received a trophy for writing the fourth-best briefs. In addition, out of eighty individual competitors, Colin and Joel received awards for being the fifth- and seventh-best speakers, respectively. Having watched a couple of their rounds, I can attest that they did a fantastic job.
Thanks to the efforts of these students, Megan O’Brien, and various alumni, Marquette has now placed teams in regional quarterfinals two years in a row. We look forward to extending this record of success in the coming years.