LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2023) — The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law is celebrating a big win for the Moot Court Board. Recently, the Kentucky National Moot Court Team A participated in the regional competition in Richmond, Virginia. Seventeen teams from Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina competed, with UK bringing home first place. Three third-year (3L) law students represented UK including Harper Anderson from Morehead, Kentucky; Edwin Beusch from Olympia, Washington; and Lauren Eickholz from Paducah, Kentucky.
“Members are rigorously tested on their writing, speaking, critical thinking and legal analysis skills, all of which are invaluable to a future career in the legal field,” said Harper Anderson, Moot Court Board president.
The Moot Court Board is a student organization focused on cultivating the appellate advocacy skills of law students. It provides courtroom practice where participants, called "mooters" or "mooties," argue legal issues in front of a panel of judges. Through simulated appellate court experiences, members are required to write an appellate brief and present arguments on cases involving complex legal issues.
“The opportunity to participate as a member of Moot Court Board is undoubtedly my favorite part of my law school experience,” said Anderson.
The team is currently preparing for the 74th annual New York City Bar National Moot Court Competition in New York City, Jan. 29-31.
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