Four Campbell Law School advocates competed in the National Moot Court Competition’s regional rounds Nov. 6-7, 2020. This year, the competition was held virtually due to COVID-19.
Third-year students Chelsey Wilson and Jordan Arroyo were coached by Campbell Law alumnus Richard Waugaman ’12, and went all the way to the quarter finals. Third-year students Ben Aydlett and Savannah Singletary also competed, and were coached by Campbell Law alumnus Hunt Willis ’13.
“Both teams wrote outstanding briefs, made stellar arguments and represented Campbell Law as professional and competent advocates,” said Professor Tony Ghiotto, director of the law school’s advocacy program. “Chelsey and Jordan received consistently high scores in their briefs and oral advocacy, besting several competitors and proudly representing Campbell Law in this national and prestigious moot court competition.”
The National Moot Court Competition hosts more than 150 law schools each year in regional rounds throughout the country. This competition is widely-recognized and strives to promote the art of appellate advocacy through intellectual rigor and persuasive argument. This competition allows students to develop and hone their appellate advocacy skills by arguing in front of prominent members of the profession. Students must also write and submit an appellate brief on the issues presented in the transcript prior to the regional round in November.