Georgetown University and University of Mississippi Place 1st and 2nd in North American Regional Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court CompetitionApril 6, 2009 at 9:24 am | Posted in Space Law Current Events | 1 Comment
by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty
The North American round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition was held at Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday April 4, 2009. This year, the top two teams were separated by less than a single point (.380952, to be exact!). Georgetown was also awarded the F. Kenneth Schwetje Best Oralist Award and the University of Mississippi was also awarded the Best Brief Award.
Competitors were from the United States and Canada and included McGill University, the University of Nebraska, George Mason University, Georgetown, the University of Virginia, Catholic Univeristy, and the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law.
2009 Organizer: Milton L. “Skip” Smith
2009 Memorial/Brief Judges: Carl Q. Christol, Stephen Doyle, Robert W. Jarman, Jim Rendleman, Dean Rinehart, William Wirin
2009 Oral Argument Judges: Dennis Burnett, Sally Clark, John Gantt, Carol Hattrup, Corrine Jorgenson, Kevin McCreary, Laura Montgomery, George Robinson, Bob Stephens, Bob Youmans
2009 Final Standings (Rank Order): 1. Georgetown; 2. University of Mississippi; 3. Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law.; 4. George Mason University; 5. University of Virginia, 6. McGill University; 7. University of Nebraska; 8. Catholic University.