October 24, 2006
Katie Richey 3D and Ryan Meyer 3E finished in the top four in the Ninth Annual Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, held October 19-21 at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu.
Richey and Meyer fought through five successive rounds over three days to make the semifinals of an event that featured 24 teams from across the country. Texas Wesleyan won the title with a final-round victory over Hastings College of the Law. Fordham University was the other semifinalist in the competition that involved a mock Supreme Court argument in a copyright infringement case. “This was an impressive performance by Katie and Ryan against excellent competition,” said Professor Jed Scully, who coached and accompanied the team.
Richey and Meyer are the first appellate advocacy team to compete in an interschool competition from the new Advanced Appellate Advocacy seminar that Professors Ed Telfeyan and Mary-Beth Moylan are teaching this semester. “Neither student had any prior coursework in intellectual property so it was quite a feat to make the semifinals,” said Professor Telfeyan. “We have 28 students enrolled in the seminar, and over the course of the year, they will be competing in a series of interschool competitions, including the national competition in Los Angeles and the Chicago Bar Association's competition in that city, both next month.”