Moot Court Team Earns Trip to National Competition

Members of the Mason Law Moot Court Board will join 27 other elite moot court teams from around the country in New York City starting this week for the 57th Annual National Moot Court Competition. 

The Mason team comprising Kim Bierenbaum, Rocky King and Tony Schiavetti earned its trip to the national finals last November by finishing as one of the top two teams in the Region 4 qualifying rounds.

According to Mason Law moot court coach Ernie Isenstadt, the team's advancement to New York is especially impressive given that "our region has traditionally been among the most competitive, with 19 teams participating this year from schools such as Duke, Virginia, William & Mary, North Carolina, and Wake Forest."    

This is the third time in four years that the National Competition will include a team from Mason Law, noted Suzzette Rodriguez Hurley (JD '04), who coaches Mason Law's team with Isenstadt.

Advancing with Mason to the National Competition from Region 4 is a team from West Virginia University College of Law coached by Mason alumnus Jacob Manning (JD '04).

The National Moot Court Competition will be held January 26 through February 2 and is sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the New York City Bar Young Lawyers Committee.