RALEIGH — Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard announced today that Stubbs & Perdue, P.A. has agreed to sponsor a team of Campbell Law student advocates at the prestigious 28th annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition. The team will consist of third-year students Destiney Parker and Brittany Levine.
The firm’s gift will provide financial assistance for the student’s preparation, travel, and lodging as they compete on Feb. 29 – March 2 in New York City. The students will also participate for the third year in a practice regional tournament on Sunday, Feb. 17, in Washington, D.C.
“Stubbs & Perdue has been a fabulous supporter of our advocacy program, and we are extremely appreciative of the firm’s decision to assist our students for another year,” said Dean Leonard. “This opportunity will be immensely beneficial for our students and will give our first-rate advocacy program even more national exposure.”
Stubbs & Perdue, P.A. has served clients across North Carolina for more than 40 years. The firm services a wide variety of clients, including small to medium size businesses, individuals, partnerships, professional organizations, and non-profits.
The Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition is widely recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent moot court competitions. The competition promotes and recognizes the finest oral and written advocacy on significant issues in bankruptcy practice. More than 50 law school teams participate, making this the largest single-site appellate moot court competition.Jointly sponsored by St. John’s University School of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the competition is named in memory of St. John’s alumnus, former ABI Director and former Chief Judge Conrad B. Duberstein. ABI is the largest multidisciplinary membership organization devoted to research and education on insolvency issues. St. John’s is a leader in bankruptcy education and offers the premier LL.M. in bankruptcy law.
The Duberstein Competition is well known for the quality of its judging. New York is a center of bankruptcy practice, and area bankruptcy practitioners judge the preliminary rounds and briefs. Advanced rounds are judged by New York-area bankruptcy judges and more than a dozen leading appellate and bankruptcy judges from around the country.
Any ABA-accredited law school may enter one or two teams, comprised of two or three students each. Each team will argue in at least two preliminary rounds on alternating sides. Sixteen teams will advance beyond the preliminary rounds. All students will receive a certificate of achievement. Students need not have taken a bankruptcy course to do well in the competition.
This year the competition will conclude with the Duberstein reception — attended by leading bankruptcy judges and practitioners — at Gotham Hall in New York City.
The American Bankruptcy Institute Endowment Fund will present the following awards to the winners:
$5,000 to the first-place team
$3,000 to the second-place team
$1,500 to the two third-place teams
$1,000 each for Best Oralist and Best Brief