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Michigan State University-DCL Moot Court Team wins second place in national competition

For Release November 10, 2003

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Michigan State University-DCL Moot Court Team wins second place in national competition

The Michigan State University-DCL College of Law Moot Court Team was awarded second place overall in the 2003 John Marshall International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy, October 16-18 at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

After winning five straight rounds over schools including Stetson University College of Law, Brooklyn Law School, Northern Illinois University College of Law and Southwestern University School of Law, the MSU-DCL Moot Court Team took second place to Texas Tech University School of Law in the final round. The final competition was held before a bench that included Supreme Court Justices from Kentucky, Idaho, Indiana and Missouri as well as a Provincial Judge from Ontario.

The students who competed on the team are oralist and team captain, Devon Glass a third-year student from Rochester, Michigan; brief writer, Lara Kapalla a third-year student from Farmington Hills, Michigan; and oralist, Kathleen Dunn, a third-year student from Laplata, Maryland.

The John Marshall Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law is one of the largest and most highly respected of all international moot courts. Students from law schools throughout the country and from outside the U.S. gather for this competition each year to brief and argue challenging and unresolved issues of technology law.

Michigan State University-DCL College of Law, formerly known as Detroit College of Law, was founded in 1891 and was the first law school in Detroit. To extend its commitment to educational excellence, the Detroit College of Law affiliated with Michigan State University in 1995 and moved to MSU’s East Lansing campus in 1997.

The move to MSU enabled the Law College to provide law students the benefits of a Big Ten university while maintaining its private law school status. Today, MSU-DCL has more than 1000 students and remains the nation’s oldest continuously operating independent law school.

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