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Moot Court Board News

The Moot Court Board had two sets of teams participate in their national competitions in California recently.

The National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition was held at Whittier Law School, where the 3L team of
Kylee Jordan
and Nikki Grashoff and 2L team of Shannon Crain and Kari Scott competed.  Kylee and Nikki
advanced to the quarterfinal round, where they came up against the team that received the Best Brief award
and they did not advance. 

The Asylum and Refugee Law National Moot Court Competition was held at UC-Davis Law School, where
the 3L team of Steve Boling and Danielle Macaluso and 2L team of David Aubrey, Douglass Bitner and
Kelly Murray
competed. Both teams did extremely well. David, Douglass and Kelly advanced to the
semi-final rounds as one of the top four teams, and were awarded Best Brief in the competition. 
Bitner won Second Place Oralist overall. 

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pictured from left: 3L team, Danielle Macaluso & Steve Boling, Associate Professor Cindy Buys,
the 2L team, David Aubrey, Kelly Murray, & Doug Bitner.

Congratulations to all the teams—they represented SIU extremely well, and thank you to coaches
Professors Anderson and Buys and all the faculty and others who helped the teams prepare for
their competitions.  The Board will be competing in two more competitions in March, and we look
forward to more strong performances!