April 13, 2006
The Tulane University Law School Moot Court Board is pleased to announce that this year’s Louisiana Mock Trial Team placed first in the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Mock Trial Competition. The event, sponsored and organized by the Young Lawyers Division of the Louisiana State Bar Association, was held April 7th and 8th at the Second Parish Courthouse in Gretna, Louisiana. Open to teams from all Louisiana law schools, the Tulane Law School team faced stiff competition from its opponents, but ultimately prevailed.
The four competitors, Danielle C. Babashoff, Gregory Burton, L. Scott Sherman and Clarissa Zador, and their student coaches, Jacqueline Brettner, Vanessa Bonhomme, and Mike Higgins, faced difficult odds given the timeframes imposed on them by Hurricane Katrina’s temporary closure of the law school. "They came into it with very little time and made the best of the competition," noted Jacqueline Brettner, Tulane Moot Court Board’s chair for the Interschool Trial teams. "They performed above and beyond what was expected of them on such short notice and with such short trial preparation before exams."
About Tulane Moot Court
Tulane Moot Court is a student-run organization devoted entirely to the promotion and teaching of trial and appellate advocacy, as well as negotiation and arbitration skills. Founded in 1929 by a small group of Tulane law students (including the legendary U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom), the Tulane Moot Court Board counts among its alumni state and federal judges, members of Congress, Ambassadors, and state governors. It is among the oldest, most revered, and most visible programs of its kind in the nation.