Georgetown University and University of Mississippi Place 1st and 2nd in North American Regional Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

April 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.



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  1. […] Harris, a 2009 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and and member of the second place team in the 2009 North American Round of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Ms. Harris […]

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