MSU College of Law News

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December 4, 2007

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
517/432-6848, galla145@law.msu.edu

MSU LAW MOOT COURT & ADVOCACY BOARD TEAM WINS NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT LAW COMPETITION

Baran, Dobronski, and Lane Awarded Top Honors

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State University College of Law Moot Court & Advocacy Team has won the Tenth Annual Pepperdine University School of Law National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition.  The Law College team consisted of the following third–year students: Oral Advocate Whitney Baran, Oral Advocate and Team Captain Robert Dobronski, and Brief Writer Nick Lane.  The team was honored in several categories at the competition, which was held November 16-18 in Malibu, California.

In addition to top honors, the team won first place for Petitioner’s Brief and Baran won Best Final Round Advocate and took third place as Best Overall Advocate.

Acting Dean Cliff Thompson commends Baran, Dobronski, and Lane for their hard work and spectacular representation of the Law College and its Moot Court & Advocacy Board.  “Once again our students have demonstrated their talent and dedication by winning a national competition,” says Dean Thompson.  “Their showcase of skills and performance are to be commended, as is the Moot Court & Advocacy Board for preparing such fine competitors.”

As a team, Baran, Dobronski, and Lane never lost a round and beat Seton Hall, Southwestern School of Law, UC Hastings, John Marshall, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Wesleyan University on the way to the championship.

MSU College of Law was founded in 1891 and is a private institution of higher learning devoted exclusively to professional education in law.  The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program.  Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining the small school culture. The Law College is one of the oldest continuously operating independent law colleges in the nation.  For more information about the Law College, visit www.law.msu.edu.

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