The Marquette Sports Law Moot Court team made a strong showing at the 2023 Mardi Gras Sports Law Invitational, hosted by Tulane University Law School. The team advanced to the quarterfinals. As noted in this photo, the team had the opportunity to argue at United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Please congratulate team members Brett Blayer, Kyle Kasper, and Alexandra Lear. Professors Matt Mitten and Paul Anderson are the team’s advisors, and Attorneys Kara Coppage, Tyler Coppage, and Jill Ingels—Marquette Law School alumni who also participated in this competition—coached the team. Congratulations, team.
Marquette’s Labor and Employment Law Moot Court team wasn’t the only Marquette moot court to reach quarterfinals in a competition in March.
Team members Annie Gonring and Ron Tenuta successfully argued their way into quarterfinals at the UCLA Williams Institute National Moot Court Competition. Their quarterfinal round ended up being a re-match of one of their preliminaries rounds, against a competitive team.
Although Gonring and Tenuta did not advance to the semifinals, they did achieve high oral argument scores from the judges, with Gonring, in particular, named by several judges as an outstanding oralist. Their brief also tied for third place in the competition.
Madeline Lewis and Aimeé Treviño—Marquette’s other team—did not advance past the preliminary round, but they put in strong performances, with Trevino named by one judge as the best advocate in her round.
This marked Marquette’s first time in this competition and our two teams showed that Marquette was a presence to contend with.
The team was advised by Professor Lisa Mazzie, and coached by Attorneys Alexa Bradley (L’18), Bryn Baker (L’18), and Courtney Roelandts (L’18).
Earlier this month, 3Ls Jake Apostolu, Hunter Cone, and Ilana Friedman did Marquette proud at New York Law School’s 47th Annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition.
After the preliminary rounds, the team advanced to the octofinals. The team then advanced to the quarterfinals, though did not advance past that level.
But in addition to advancing as one of the top eight teams, the team’s brief was the fourth best of the forty team briefs in the competition. The team worked exceptionally hard, and that hard work paid off. Great job, team!
The team was advised by Professor Rebecca Blemberg, and coached by Professor Blemberg and Attorneys Corey Swinick (L’17) (who successfully competed in the same competition during law school) and Adam Tutaj (L’99).