Drabble, Thompson Third In Traynor Competition
April 23, 2010
McGeorge took third-place overall honors in the Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition, held April 10-11 at Loyola of Los Angeles Law School.
Cody Drabble, '10, and Conness Thompson, '11, finished runner-up for the Bernard E. Witkin Award, which is determined by a team's combined score on a written brief and an oral argument. Loyola captured first place and Thomas Jefferson finished second.
The McGeorge team received a third-place award in the Best Oral Argument category behind Loyola and UC Davis. In addition, Drabble took home a trophy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Oral Argument with a fourth-place finish in that category.
Other state law schools represented in the field included UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Hastings, Santa Clara, USF and Chapman.
The tournament is named after the late Roger J. Traynor, who served on the California Supreme Court from 1940 to 1970, the last seven years as chief justice. Founded by the California Young Lawyers section of the State Bar of California, the annual event is co-sponsored by the Witkin Legal Institute and Thomson West publishing house.