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December 1, 2009

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MSU Law Moot Court Team Shines at National Competition

Team of Davis, Davis, Passalacqua, and Stempky Advance to Semi-Finals

East Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University College of Law Moot Court & Advocacy Board Team was a semi-finalist at the William W. Daniel Mock Trial Competition, which took place November 20-22 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The team of third-year students Andrew Davis, Brian Davis, Nicholas Passalacqua, and Sarah Stempky, advanced through three preliminary rounds before competing in the semi-final round where they argued against the team from the University of Houston Law Center, who went on to win competition. Eighteen law school teams from across the nation competed in the prestigious competition, including Emory University School of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and William and Mary Law School.

The invitational competition, named in honor of a noted Georgia judge, was hosted by the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. Tom James, '05, Courtney Roschek, '07, and MSU Law Adjunct Professor Steven Cabadas helped lead the team to success.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. As one of a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After a hundred years as a private and independent Law College, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars. Law College curriculum is rigorous and challenging and the facility is equipped with the latest resources-all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st century lawyers.

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(from left) Brian Davis, Nicholas Passalacqua, Sarah Stempky, and Andrew Davis