March 2, 2009


MSU Law Appellate Team Advances to Nationals

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law applauds the appellate moot court team of third-year student Anderson Duff and second-year students Ellen Sluka, Jared Kosin, Jennifer Bales, and Lucas Myers, who went undefeated in oral advocacy rounds at the Brooklyn Regional of the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC).

The team is one of 24 teams that placed in the top four of their region in order to advance to the national competition to be held in April 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, Sluka and Duff were awarded "Fourth Best Advocate" and "Sixth Best Advocate", respectively.

NAAC provides an opportunity for law students to develop their oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. The competition involves writing a brief on a hypothetical appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court.

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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