2005-2006 Competition Results
Twenty-First Annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition
The Twenty-First Annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition was held March 2, 3 and 4, 2006 at the University of Minnesota Law School. Thirty-six teams from 25 law schools participated.
Competitors considered the legality and constitutionality of state laws and constitutional provisions that disenfranchise felons. The competition case was Johnson v. Governor of State of Florida, 405 F. 3d 1214 (11th Cir. 2005) a class action initiated in Florida which asserted that the state's constitutional provision that denies ex-felons the right to vote violates the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and §2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Chief Judge Edward Toussaint, Jr., Judge Natalie E. Hudson and Judge Bruce Willis of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Hennepin County District Court Judge Lloyd Zimmerman and Ramsey County District Court Judge John Van de North presided over the final argument in Lockhart Hall.
Team Competition Results
1st Place: Brooklyn Law School
Best Brief Award
Southern Illinois U School of Law, Team 2
Best Oral Advocate Overall Award
Michael Bell, Brooklyn Law School
Best Oral Advocate of the Preliminary Rounds Award
Tina Brown, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, Team 1
2005-2006 Participating Schools:
American U, Washington College of Law
Left two individuals: Meaghan Atkinson and Michael David Bell of 1st-place Brooklyn Law School.
Rachel Garcia and Natalia Delgado of Third Place DePaul University College of Law are congratulated by Chief Judge Edward Toussaint, Jr. of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Nathan Bailey, Mary Offutt and Erica Stanmar of Southern Illinois University School of Law Team 2 won the Best Brief Award.
McGee Competition Faculty Advisor, Prof. Carl Warren and Judge Natalie E. Hudson of the Minnesota Court of Appeals present the Best Oral Advocate Overall award to Michael Bell of Brooklyn Law School.
Winner of Best Oral Advocate of the Preliminary Rounds honors, Tina Brown of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, with her Coach Anita S. Earls.
The 2005-2006 William E. McGee National Civil Rights Administrative Team, from left to right: Administrative Directors Misha Wrigtht, Jody Ward, Shaela Cruz and Research Assisant Anna Pia Nicolas.