1996-1997 Competition Results
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:
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.