Pitt Law Students Win Awards in Three Moot Court Competitions
Third-year Pitt Law students Todd Pappasergi and Ryan Stewart won the Gourley Mock Trial Competition, sponsored by the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. The Pitt Law team faced competition from teams from American University, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Penn State-Dickinson, and William and Mary.
This past year, the Pitt Law Environmental Moot Court team also advanced to the quarterfinals—a first in Pitt Law Environmental Moot Court team history—in the Twentieth Annual national Environmental Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School in White Plains, New York. The Pitt Moot Court team consisted of second-year student Patrick Grenter, second-year student Ned Mulcahy, and third-year student Matthew Hicks. Moot Court team member Ned Mulcahy won “Best Oralist” for his third preliminary round. The team was coached by Tim Wolfson, ’92, shareholder at Babst Calland Clements & Zomnir and K. Mark Hall, ’94, Law Clerk to the Honorable Terrence F. McVerry.
And third-year Pitt Law student, Bill Godfrey, won “Best Oralist” award at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition. Godfrey and second-year Pitt Law student Jennifer Knops also won both preliminary rounds and advanced to the elimination rounds.