Students Win IP Moot Court Regional and Local Competitions

March 22, 2017

Law School students Katie Ziomek (’17) and Kristin Emmons (’17) won a pair of recent intellectual property moot court competitions.

In a regional competition in Boston, Ziomek and Emmons defeated teams from Columbia Law School, Georgetown Law, Boston University School of Law, Suffolk Law School, and the University of New Hampshire School of Law. The victory earned them entry into a national IP moot court competition next month in Washington, D.C.

Ziomek and Emmons also won a Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association competition, defeating teams from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

“Katie and Kristin are an example of the skilled advocates and the exceptional competition teams our moot court program routinely produces,” said Professor Christopher Soper. “Thanks to our dedicated coaches, assistant adjunct professors Katherine Muller and Emily Wessels (’14), and to Katie and Kristin’s hard work, this year’s IP Moot Court team achieved outstanding results.”

Ziomek graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College. At the Law School, she’s focused on health law and bioethics, and labor and employment law. Ziomek has clerked at the Battered Women’s Justice Project since June 2015. She’ll continue working there after graduation as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by Robins Kaplan and Medtronic.

Emmons graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota. At the Law School, she’s concentrated on business law courses. She’s been awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship and the Simon Meshbesher Memorial Scholarship. During the summer of 2016, Emmons worked as an associate at Briggs and Morgan. After graduation, she’ll begin working there full-time.

Left to right: Emily Wessels (’14), Kristin Emmons (’17), Katie Ziomek (’17), Katie Muller
Left to right: Emily Wessels (’14), Kristin Emmons (’17), Katie Ziomek (’17), Katie Muller

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