February 13, 2012 10:56 Age: 2 yrs

Emory Moot Court Takes Two of Three Top Spots in Southern Regional

The two Emory Moot Court Society teams came in second and third place out of 15 teams at the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Southern regional competition Feb. 11. Emory’s team also captured best oral advocate awards. The annual event honors Lefkowitz, whose career was dedicated to the development of trademark and unfair competition law. 

The Lefkowitz moot court tournament introduces approximately 60 teams of law students from four regions to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. Teams argue before panels of volunteer attorneys, judges from various district and other courts, members of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and jurists from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

On Saturday, society members Brad Strickland 13L and Sri Rajan 13L coached by Hana Anderson 12L and Alvin Johnson 12L won second place while members Anthony Cestaro 13L and Alyssa Smilowitz 13L coached by Matt Poliner 12L and Donnalee Donaldson 12L came in third place.

Strickland and Rajan also received recognition as the best oral advocates of the competition and will continue on to the National Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition next month.


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