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Mason Law's Moot Court Board Nationals Team Advances to Finals

The law school's Moot Court Board Nationals Team advanced to the finals of the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition April 12-14 in Chicago after qualifying in the Regional Championships held in Washington, D.C., in March. This year over 200 teams competed nationwide in six regions to qualify for the national competition.

The Mason Law team of Allison Tisdale, Erin Bartlett, and Michael Motorano was one of five teams out of forty participating in the regional competition in Washington to be selected for this honor, winning four of its five matches, including elimination round match-ups against American University and Washington & Lee and preliminary round matches against William & Mary and Elon. The team will be the first to represent Mason Law in the highly competitive national finals. 

In addition, Allison Tisdale was named fifth-best oral advocate from approximately 80 students eligible for the award. 

A second Mason team consisting of Nanda Davis, Kristen Kugel, and Daniel Rodriguez won all three of their preliminary match-ups against Georgetown, Nova Southeastern, and the University of Alabama, falling to Liberty University in their first elimination match.