Board of Advocates Kick Off Another Successful Season

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The University of Tulsa College of Law moot court teams have begun another season in hopes of continuing a run of top-tier national success.

The Board of Advocates hosts several competitions at John Rogers Hall in preparation for national competitions that pit TU students against teams from the top law schools.

Last year, two negotiation teams from the TU College of Law won runner-up honors at the ABA's national competition. This season's negotiation teams got things started with an intra-college competition.  Teams of third-year students picked up the first two places, with Alvin Fletcher and Conaire Hallisy finishing first and Chuck Sullivan and Deanna Holt coming in second. Second-year students took home third and fourth, with Holly Hammons and Elizabeth Wells finishing ahead of Brandon Davies and Kelsey May.

Also preparing for national competition are the winners of the PACE Environmental Law Appellate Competition. Finishing in the top four, and qualifying for the traveling team, was Adam Finfrock, Samantha Sierakowski, Ron Durbin and Jared Nelson.

First-year students also got in the act with the 2008 1L Negotiation Competition. The top four teams were Michelle Richey and Amanda Brummet, Clayton Chamberlain and Alexander Sedlack, Thomas Landrum and David Fletcher, and Lindsey Snedden and Emily Gengler.

The BOA has several more competitions scheduled this year at John Rogers Hall and are always in need of judges. Anyone interested in volunteering to judge should contact BOA president Michael Whelan at michael-whelan@utulsa.edu.