LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 9, 2010) − The University of Kentucky Moot Court team, housed in the UK College of Law, advanced to the semi-final rounds during the Conrad Duberstein Moot Court Competition in New York March 13-15. UK's team included law students Tara Pope of Harlan, Ky. and Graham Barth of Fort Thomas, Ky., who were among the top 16 teams in this national competition.
St. Johns University School of Law in New York City hosted the competition. It focused on a fictional fact pattern that raised issues on which the students prepared written briefs and presented oral arguments. This year's fact pattern featured a bankrupt ponzi scheme and raised issues about the attorney/client privilege in bankruptcy, and the definition of the term "good faith."
The Duberstein Moot Court Competition is the premier bankruptcy moot court competition and attracts teams from around the nation. UK's team was coached by Kevin Henry, of Lexington law firm Sturgill, Turner, Barker and Maloney, and UK law professor Chris Frost. The team also receives substantial support from the local bankruptcy bench and bar.