April 9, 2009


MSU Law Appellate Moot Court Team Shines at Fordham Law Competition

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law congratulates Moot Court Board Members third-year students, Adam Fadly (captain) and Leigh Hansmann and second-year students, Lindsey Kaczmarek, Patrick Burns and Philip Trampe for their outstanding finish in the Thirty-Fourth Annual Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Moot Court Competition.

The MSU Law team won 3rd Place Best Petitioner's Brief in the competition that was hosted by the Fordham Law Moot Court Board. This competition offered teams the opportunity to test their appellate advocacy skills before distinguished members of the judiciary as well as securities practitioners from leading New York firms, investment banking houses, and federal and state agencies.

This year, the revered final panel included Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Judge Melvin L. Schweitzer of the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division.

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and was 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. For more information about the Law College, visit


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