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The team in New York City from left: Student coach Navnit Bhandal, Melissa Currier, Andia Farzaneh, Lilliana Udang, and professor Ed Telfeyan.

The team in New York City from left: Student coach Navnit Bhandal, Melissa Currier, Andia Farzaneh, Lilliana Udang, and professor Ed Telfeyan.

McGeorge Team Advanced to Sixth at National Moot Court Competition

February 8, 2017

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The McGeorge School of Law team of Andia Farzaneh, Melissa Currier and Lilliana Udang advanced to sixth place in the New York National Moot Court Final Rounds, among the 28 teams that had advanced to the finals. The competition began with regionals in November with 185 teams from 120 law schools.

McGeorge has sent a team to the final competition for four of the past six years, this year held at the New York City Bar from Jan. 30 through Feb. 2, 2017.

Professor Daniel Croxall, '08, and alumni coach Etan Zaitsu, '11 assisted professor Ed Telfeyan, director of the moot court program, with coaching the team.  Student coach Navnit Bhandal and student research assistant Kynsie Lovell assisted the team.

Last year the McGeorge team of Jenifer Gee, '16, and Kimberly Van Spronsen, '16, took first place in the New York National Moot Court Regional Competition, which was hosted by McGeorge. Gee also won the Top Oralist award. McGeorge students Sheena Farro, '16, and Michael Shepherd, '16, took second place at the 2015 regional competition.

Next up on the McGeorge Moot Court spring schedule is the Saul Lefkowitz West Regional competition on Feb. 11. in San Francisco with the team Anton Babich and Melissa Currier and  coaches professor Mike Mireles, '98, and Suliman Khan.