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1996-1997 Competition Results


1996-1997 HIGHLIGHTS

 

 
Dean Sullivan with members of the 1997 first place New York University School of Law team, from left to right, Kathryn King, Andrea Hazzard and Parag Gheewala and Dean Sullivan. NYU also won Best Brief honors and Ms. King was selected Best Oral Advocate.

 

The Twelfth Annual University of Minnesota Law School National Civil Rights Moot Court National Competition was held March 6 - 8, 1997 at the University of Minnesota Law School. Nineteen teams represented the following law schools:

 

Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
Brooklyn Law School (Brooklyn, NY)
Columbus School of Law/Catholic Univ. (DC)
Detroit College of Law (Detroit, MI)
Fordham University (NY, NY)
Georgetown University School of Law (DC)
Hamline University School of Law(St. Paul, MN)
John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois)
New York Law School (NY, NY)
New York University School of Law (NY, NY)
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Seton Hall University School of Law (Newark,NJ)
South Texas College of Law (Houston, TX)
Temple University School of Law (Philadelphia, PA)
University of Minnesota Law School (Mpls, MN)
University of Wisconsin Law School (Madison, WI)
Wayne State University Law School (Detroit, MI)

 

The overall winner of the competition was the New York University School of Law consisting of Parag Gheewala, Kathryn King and Andrea Hazzard. The Hamline University School of Law team consisting of Susan Devos, Shannon Guernsey and Caryn Kauffman placed second. New York University School of Law also won Best Brief honors and one of its team members, Kathryn King, was named Best Oral Advocate.

The teams briefed and argued Quill v. Vacco, 80 F.3d 716 (2d Cir. 1996), cert. granted, 65 U.S.L.W. 3218 (U.S. Oct. 1, 1996) (No. 95-1858), a case concerning whether a New York statute prohibiting assisted suicide is constitutional pursuant to the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the U. S. Constitution.

Justice Esther Tomljanovich of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Judge Theodore McMillian of the United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit and Judge Henry Ramsey, the former Dean of Howard Law School, presided over the final argument before a near capacity audience in Lockhart Hall.

 

 
Dean Sullivan with members of the 1997 second place Hamline University School of Law team, from left to right: Dean Sullivan, Caryn Kauffman, Shannon Guernsey and Susan Devos.