McGeorge School of Law

Team Wins Brief Honors Again At Pepperdine

November 22, 2010

Chris Braniff, left, and Gianni Pattas

Pepperdine brief winners Chris Braniff, left, and Gianni Pattas — teammate Blaire Sederoff not pictured.

For the third year in a row, a McGeorge team took Best Brief honors in the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition recently hosted by Pepperdine School of Law.

Chris Braniff, Gianni Pattas and Blaire Sederoff won the Best Petitioner Brief award out of a field of 26 teams at the 13th annual competition, which was held November 12-14, 2010, in Malibu. Texas Tech University successfully defended its title, defeating Baylor Law School in the oral argument finals.

In 2008, McGeorge won the Best Respondent Brief. A year earlier, McGeorge walked off with writing excellence recognition in the same category.

Professor Jenny Darlington-Person coached the team for the third straight year with assistance from adjunct professor Mike Cobden and Fatima Igbal, '11, who was a star member of the law school's Moot Court Competition Team last year.

"The whole team wishes to thank Mark Narveson, our executive chair, who put in a lot of hard work preparing us for the tournament," Darlington-Person said. Narveson and Luke Hendrix, '10, were the twosome that won writing honors a year ago.