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ABA Moot Court Team Advances to National Finals

MARCH 6, 2013—The University of Minnesota Law School's ABA Moot Court Team of 3Ls Michael Kruckow and Bradley Prowant won the opportunity to compete in the finals at the regional rounds of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition held recently in San Francisco. Kruckow also won sixth Best Oralist Award. The national final rounds will be held in Chicago on April 4-6, 2013.

The team of 2Ls Julia Marotte and Laura Stecker also performed impressively at the regional competition, which included 36 teams from 18 law schools across the country. Marotte and Stecker won two of their three preliminary rounds and narrowly missed a qualifying seed for the final rounds.

Adjunct professors Michael Vanselow (’83) and Emerald Gratz (’05) and 3L student directors Anna Tobin and Kim Prchal coached the Law School's ABA Moot Court teams.

The ABA sponsors and administers the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, now in its 36th year, to provide a realistic experience for students to develop their oral advocacy skills. The competition entails writing a brief and arguing a hypothetical appeal before a mock U.S. Supreme Court.


ABA Moot Court Team

From left to right: Michael Kruckow (’13), Anna Tobin (’13), Kim Prchal (’13), Julia Marotte (’14), Laura Stecker (’14), and Bradley Prowant(’13)