Moot Court Teams Compete in ABA National Competition
On March 3-5, 2005, two teams from the I.U. School of Law – Indianapolis competed in the prestigious American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition in New York City. The team members were: Andrew Campbell, Emily Benfer, R.J. Corning, Lynn Grunloh, Liz Raynor and Lisa Gethers.
According to Prof. Jim Dimitri, the teams’ faculty advisor, "All six advocates performed skillfully, and they were repeatedly commended for their level of preparedness and professionalism." Both teams advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals before being knocked out by a very narrow margin. After the individual scores were tallied, R.J. Corning was named Third Best Advocate in the New York City Region, which Dimitri characterized as "a tremendous achievement."
Page Prentice, the teams’ coach, said "These students dedicated an incredible amount of time and energy to research, brief writing and oral argument preparation, and their efforts clearly paid off. They are to be commended for a job very well done."