Moot Court Association Names Participants in the 2024 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition

The Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition is the appellate moot court competition for Marquette law students and is the capstone event of the intramural moot court program. Students are invited to participate based on their top performance in the fall Appellate Writing and Advocacy course at the Law School. 

Congratulations to the participants who have been invited to participate in the 2024 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition:

Catherine Alles
John Bolden
Deona Cathey
John Caucutt
Anisa Dhillon
Stephanie Dyer
Evelyn Heun
Danny Levandoski
Kathleen Lowry
Andrew Madden
Joseph McCarthy
Josephine Napolski
Abby Nilsson
Josh Petersen
Daniel Pope
Mackenzie Retzlaff
Jay Rohwer
Jesus Sanchez-Arias
Jaxsen Schermacher
Joseph Schimp
Rachel Seifert
Dan Underwood
Rodrigo Villalobos
Sydney Wilcox 

The Jenkins preliminary rounds will be held in late March, with the winning teams progressing through the quarterfinals, then semifinals, to the finals. The final round will take place April 10, 2024. All rounds are open to the public. Stay tuned for more information.

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Law School Moot Court Season Kicks Off with A Strong Showing in Atlanta

Derik Rush, 3L, and Danny Veselik, 3L, kicked off the 2023-24 moot court competition season with a strong showing at the Emory University Law School’s Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition in Atlanta.

Rush and Veselik argued in three preliminary rounds before advancing to the octofinals, where they were eliminated by a team that moved onto the semifinal round.

Even though they did not advance, they received some high scores from judges for their oral advocacy, and Veselik withstood rapid fire questioning from judges in more than one round.

The team was coached by Attorneys Julie A. Leary (L’20), Theresa Correa McMichan (L’23), and Bailey Groh Rasmussen (L’23). Professor Lisa Mazzie served as advisor and coach.

Rush reflected, “It’s crazy to think a year ago Danny and I were about to turn in our first appellate brief. This Competition was a challenging but rewarding experience, and I am grateful for our coaches who helped us become better advocates.” Congratulations to Rush and Veselik on their success!

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Moot Court Team Reaches Quarterfinals in NY

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).

(From left to right) Hunter Cone, Ilana Friedman, Jake Apostolu, and Attorney Corey Swinick (L’17) celebrate outside of New York Law School.
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