Students Madison LaRoche and Benjamin Hill placed 5th in the nation (out of 162 entries) in the appellate brief writing competition at the national moot court tournament.
The competition features teams of students arguing opposing sides of a legal issue, as in an appellate court proceeding. The competitors make oral arguments and respond to questions from a panel of judges, as well as submit written briefs.
Fitchburg State University students earned three awards at this month’s American Moot Court Association National Championship Tournament at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Fitchburg State continued its streak of strong showings at the American Moot Court Association national championship, with a team finishing in the top 10 percent of teams in North America.
The competition pits students on opposing sides of a legal issue as in an appellate court proceeding, testing their facility with applying interpretations of the law before a panel of guest judges.