MSU College of Law



April 13, 2010


MSU Law Students Named Best Preliminary Round Team at Competition

East Lansing, MI — A Michigan State University College of Law appellate moot court team was recently named Best Preliminary Round Team at New York Law School's 34th Annual Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Competition.

The team comprised of Joshua Patrick (captain and oralist), Patrick Burns (oralist), Shara Youles (brief writer), Matthew Martin (in-house counsel), and Jennifer LaMay (in-house counsel) advanced to the semi-finals after finishing first among 46 teams in the opening rounds. This year's fact pattern involved a mock Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) claim by an unauthorized alien employee discharged during a reduction in force.

The Wagner Competition, nationally known and respected in the law community, is the country's top moot court event focused on labor and employment law. This year's competition was held March 11 through 14 in New York City.

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 only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 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, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


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(from left) Patrick Burns (oralist), Jennifer LaMay (in-house counsel), Joshua Patrick (captain and oralist), Shara Youles (brief writer), Matthew Martin (in-house counsel)