Congratulations to the 2024 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition Finalists

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition, Abby Nilsson and Mackenzie Retzlaff. Congratulations also go to finalists Josephine Napolski and Sydney Wilcox. Nilsson won the Ramon A. Klitzke Prize for Best Oralist. Nilsson and Retzlaff also won the Franz C. Eschweiler Prize for Best Brief.

Presiding over the final round were Hon. John K. Bush (United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit), Hon. J.P. Stadtmueller (L’67) (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin), and Hon. Maria Lazar (Wisconsin Court of Appeals). This year’s final round was held on April 10, 2024, in the Lubar Center.

8 people standing next to each other, all professionally dressed. Four are young women, three are judges, and one is the dean of the law school.
From left to right, Dean Joseph D. Kearney, Abby Nilsson, Mackenzie Retzlaff, Judge J.P. Stadtmueller (L’67), Judge John K. Bush, Judge Maria Lazar, Sydney Wilcox, and Josephine Napolski

Thank you to the law school administrators and staff who helped coordinate the event and to Dean Kearney for his support of the competition and his front-line presence as host. And special thanks to 3Ls Lauren Hudon and Isaiahs Luna, who flawlessly coordinated the details of the competition, from start to finish.

Students are selected to participate in the competition based on their success in the fall Appellate Writing and Advocacy class at the Law School.

Here is a link to a recording of the final round.

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