McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge Takes First Place, Best Brief, and Best Oralist in West Coast Regional Moot Court Competition

Professor Etan Zaitsu, Les Swizer (Research Assistant), Scott Presley, CJ Ninke, Henry Mantel, Anete Millers, Michael Laino, Paige Davidson, Ashley Vasquez (Student Coach), Professor Daniel Croxall.

Professor Etan Zaitsu, Les Swizer (Research Assistant), Scott Presley, CJ Ninke, Henry Mantel, Anete Millers, Michael Laino, Paige Davidson, Ashley Vasquez (Student Coach), Professor Daniel Croxall

Anete Millers, Paige Davidson and Michael Laino

Anete Millers, Paige Davidson and Michael Laino.

For the fifth straight year McGeorge School of Law will send a team to the New York National Moot Court Final Rounds next spring. A McGeorge team won the regional tournament held at UC Hastings Nov. 2-3, 2018 and a second McGeorge team advanced to the semi-final round.

The winning team, consisting of Paige Davidson, Michael Laino, and Anete Millers, also won the award for the best brief in the regional competition. Cassandra Ninke, Henry Mantel and Scott Pressley comprised the second team, and Ninke was named the best oralist in the tournament.

The teams were coached by faculty coaches Dan Croxall and Etan Zaitsu, alumni coaches Maricar Pascual and John Ziegler, and student coach Ashley Vasquez.  Les Swizer was the student research assistant. Professor Ed Telfeyan is the director of the moot court program.

Davidson, Millers, and Laino will compete in the New York National Moot Court Final Rounds to be held at the New York City Bar from Jan. 28, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2019. McGeorge has sent a team to the final competition for six of the past seven years.