2008-2009 Competition Results
The Twenty-Fourth Annual William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition was held at the University of Minnesota Law School March 5 -7, 2009. Thirty-seven teams from the following schools submitted briefs and argued orally this year's competition case, Holton v. City of Thomasville Sch. Dist., 490 F.3d 1257 (11th Cir. 2007), reh'g denied, 521 F.3d 1318 (11th Cir. 2008):
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
The Holton case considered whether racial imbalances created by ability grouping in schools violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
This year's top honors went to
Other teams that advanced to the Quarter-Finals included: Southern Illinois School of Law Team 2, Southern Illinois School of Law Team 1,
Other teams that advanced to the Round of Sixteen included: University of Iowa College of Law, McGeorge School of Law, South Texas College of Law Team 1, Chicago – Kent College of Law Team 1, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law, Leflar Law Center, Campbell University School of Law Team 2 and University of Wisconsin Law School Team 2.
Over 170 attorneys and judges volunteered to judge the briefs and oral arguments. To express its appreciation for their service, the law school offered the continuing legal and judicial education program, Unequal Educational Outcomes: Is Achievement Tracking a Source or Perpetuator of Racial Segregation Within Schools on February 6, 2009.