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Loyola University New Orleans School of Law Moot Court teams are champions

Loyola press release - February 9, 1999

(New Orleans)—Students in the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law Moot Court program have written and argued their way to the top of several competitions.

The National Moot Court also won first place in the Regional. Students Kyle Potts, Chris D’Amour, Donald Palmisano, and Coach Laurie DeArmond defeated law schools from Tulane, Southern, Tennessee, Cumberland, and Memphis to advance to the final rounds. In addition to their team effort, Potts was named best oralist. The Young Lawyers Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York sponsored the competition.

At the recent Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, Loyola students finished second place overall. This is quite commendable, as this was the School of Law’s first appearance in the competition held at Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Fla. Additionally, several of the moot court members walked away with honors: Carolina Forno, best applicant brief, ’00 New Orleans; Matt Landreau, best oralist, ’00, Birmingham, Ala.; and Rita Akehurst, best oralist, ’00, Jacksonville, Fla. Chris Alfieri,’99 Sante Fe, Nex Mexico, was the team’s coach.

Also, members of the Asian Pacific Law Students Moot Court Team made it to the semifinal rounds of the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition at Emory University. Members are Jarrett Vise and Cecilia Nguyen.

Founded in 1914, the Loyola School of Law operates both a day program for full-time students and evening program for part-time students with a total enrollment of approximately 680 and 32 full-time faculty members. The law school is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is accredited by the American Bar Association.