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November 4, 2008

CONTACT: KRISTEN FLORY
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MSU Law Appellate Moot Court Teams Win National Competitions

East Lansing, MI – The Michigan State University College of Law Moot Court & Advocacy Team attended and participated in the 11th Annual Pepperdine University School of Law National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition held October 17-19, 2008 in Malibu, CA, and the 27th Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law held October 23-25, 2008 in Chicago, IL.

The Entertainment Law Moot Court Team was represented by MSU Law students Anderson Duff, Leigh Hansmann, and Lindsay Willett. The Pepperdine University School of Law National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition provides an opportunity for law students to explore the issues of intellectual property law. Each year 24 teams travel from all over the nation to argue entertainment law and intellectual property law issues before some of the best entertainment lawyers in Los Angeles and 9th Circuit Federal Judges. This year, MSU Law’s, Leigh Hansmann was awarded "Second Best Oralist."

The Information Technology Moot Court Team was represented by MSU Law students Jenny Robbins, David Caras, and Zach Rudisill. The Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law at John Marshall has become one of the largest and most highly respected of all international moot courts. Students from law schools throughout the country and from outside the United States come each year to brief and argue challenging and unresolved issues of technology law. The MSU Team won the competition, placing first overall. In addition, they won "Best Petitioner's Brief," and "Second Best Overall Oralist."

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 a small school culture. Its 2007 graduates achieved a 93 percent bar examination passage rate nationwide. 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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