• Congratulations to the winners of the Moot Court Board’s Client Counseling Competition:
    First Place: Ross Ziev and Kellan McKeon
    Second Place: Adam Bailey and Jessie Miller
    Ross and Kellan will compete in the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition hosted by Southern Methodist University.
  • JaxAirNews, November 19—Teams from 23 law schools across the United States – including Harvard, Duke, Georgetown and Yale – converged on Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Nov. 11-14 to take part in the inaugural National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. “Best Oral Advocate” went to Nicholas Mahrt of University of Denver. “I was really shocked and surprised when my name was called,” said Mahrt. “I only presented two oral arguments in the preliminary rounds, so I’m pleased that my presentations made such a positive impression with these distinguished jurists. We’re already planning who will be on our team for next year’s moot court.” http://www.jaxairnews.com/stories/111909/mil_JA1.shtml
  • Tax Prof Blog, November 13—Accounting students from BYU swept the 2009 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition, taking first place in both the graduate and undergraduate divisions. The two teams each received a $10,000 school award and $2,000 scholarships for each team member. The *University of Denve*r and the University of Central Florida took second and third place, respectively, in the graduate division. http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2009/11/byu-sweeps.html
  • RHRealityCheck.org, October 23—L. Indra Lusero of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law received an honorable mention for ―Challenging Hospital VBAC Bans Through Tort Liability: Reasonableness and the Limits of Informed Consent in the National Advocates for Pregnant Women’s first law student writing contest.
  • Denver Daily News, Nov. 6 – Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a prosecutor or defense attorney in a major murder trial, to make your arguments in front of a judge while the guilt or innocence of the plaintiff hangs in the balance? Well, teams of high school students from all over the Denver-Metro area are convening at the Denver District Courthouse at 1437 Bannock St. today and tomorrow to participate in a mock trial based on a famous case in U.S. history. The teams, which can be from four to eight students, will serve as prosecutors, defense attorneys and witnesses. “We’re doing the Lindbergh trial,” said Academy team leader Edmond Lau, a law student at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. “Actually, it’s an adaptation that alters some of the facts, just to make it a little different.” The mock trial is a program initiated by the Providence Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young adults valuable life skills via a platform that relies heavily on public speaking and an understanding of the law. Real-life judges and attorneys donate their time to help the students present their cases in effective, logical fashion. http://www.thedenverdailynews.com/article.php?aID=6295