Ohio Law School Wins National Moot Court Competition

Editor’s note: how is the “moot” court any different than the mute “criminal justice system” that refuses to prosecute the crimes of “our” government?

March 25, 2010

The University of Akron School of Law took first place at the Fifth Annual National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law earlier this month at the Ohio Judicial Center and Ohio Statehouse.

Two other Ohio law schools – the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Capital University Law School – were also among 17 law schools from around the country vying for the championship sponsored by the National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital’s law school and four other prominent child advocacy organizations.

Teams demonstrated their advocacy skills during oral arguments on the topic of “Assisted Reproduction and Same Sex Relationships.”

In the final round, Akron law school students Maria Klutinoty and Emily Trettel defeated the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Trettel also received the award for the Best Oralist.

The final round judging panel included Jack Guttenberg, Capital law school dean, and representatives of the competition’s national partners: Kathleen Hogan Morrison of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; Janet Sherwood of the National Association of Counsel for Children; and Magistrate Paul DeMott (Hamilton County Juvenile Court) of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Contact: Chris Davey or Bret Crow at 614.387.9250.

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