ND Law hosts annual moot court tournament for religious freedom

Author: Denise Wager


The Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Board recently hosted the Third Annual National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom.

Nine moot court teams from across the country participated in the competition that was organized by Notre Dame Law students and sponsored by the Law School’s Program on Church, State & Society

Florida Coastal School of Law won the competition. Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law placed second, and the University of St. Thomas School of Law placed third.

Baylor Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law, South Texas College of Law, and University of Kentucky College of Law also participated.

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Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law won the best brief. Pepperdine University School of Law won second-place brief. Flor Levia, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, won best oralist. Summer Robbins, Florida Coastal School of Law, won second-place oralist.

The final round judges were Judge Michael B. Brennan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judge John R. Blakey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and Judge David Certo, Presiding Judge of Indianapolis Veterans Court & Criminal Court.

Megan Ball was the director of the tournament this year. The tournament brings together competitors, scholars, and practitioners from across the country for a dialogue on a religious freedom topic.

Originally published by Denise Wager at churchstate.nd.edu on November 20, 2018.