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2011-2012 Competition Results

2012 Top Briefs

2012 Top Ten Oral Advocates - Preliminary

2012 Top Ten Oral Advocates - Overall

2012 Advanced Round Tournament Chart

The Twenty-Seventh Annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition was held at the University of Minnesota Law School February 23-25, 2012. Thirty-Six teams from the following schools submitted briefs and argued orally this year's competition case, Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the Univ. of Mich., 652 F. 3d 607 (6th Cir. 2011):

Brigham Young Univ Law School

Brooklyn Law School

Campbell University Wiggins School of Law

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Hamline University School of Law

Michigan State University College of Law

North Carolina Central University School of Law

Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law

Pepperdine University School of Law

South Texas College of Law

University of Baltimore School of Law

University of Cincinnati College of Law

University of Connecticut School of Law

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

University of North Dakota School of Law

University of Oklahoma College of Law

University of South Dakota School of Law

University of St. Thomas School of Law

University of Wisconsin Law School

Villanova University School of Law

Washburn University School of Law

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

William Mitchell College of Law


This year’s competition case, Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the Univ. of Mich., 652 F. 3d 607 (6th Cir. 2011), considered the constitutionality of the amendment to the Michigan Constitution known as Proposal 2 which prohibits the state of Michigan and its public colleges and universities from “discriminate[ing] against, or grant[ing] preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. . .” Mich. Const. art. I, § 26(1)(2).

 

Top honors went to Chicago-Kent College of Law Team 1. William Mitchell College of Law Team 2 took Second Place. Pepperdine University School of Law Team 1 finished third and won Best Brief honors.  Hamline University School of Law Team 1 was fourth.  Ed Bremberger of William Mitchell College of Law Team 2 was Best Oral Advocate of the Preliminary Rounds.   Rachel Brady of Chicago-Kent College of Law Team 1 was named Best Oral Advocate Overall.

Other teams that advanced to the Quarter-Finals included: Michigan State University College of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law Team 2, South Texas College of Law Team 2 and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law Team 1.

Other teams that advanced to the Round of Sixteen included: Brooklyn Law School, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Teams 1 and 2, University of St. Thomas School of Law Team 1, University of Wisconsin Law School Teams 1 and 2 and Washburn University School of Law.

Over 175 attorneys and judges volunteered to judge the briefs and oral arguments at this year’s competition. To express its appreciation for their service, the law school offered the free continuing legal and judicial education program, Prohibiting Affirmative Action: A Steppingstone or Stumbling Block in the Road to Equal Opportunity on January 27, 2012.

 
 

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