2011 Janie L. Shores Moot Court Competition

Posted: Tue, 10/11/2011 - 13:19

The Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board would like to congratulate all of those who participated in the Janie L. Shores Fall Moot Court Competition this past week. In   particular, the Board would like to thank those professors and members of the administration, as well as the many attorneys and state court judges who helped facilitate and judge this event. The competition was a great success, as students skillfully argued before many renowned judges and attorneys from throughout the state.

The Board would like to recognize those students who advanced to the Semi-final round out of the original sixteen participants. The following students gave stellar arguments on October 3:  Katie Kimbrell, Elizabeth Eiland, Elizabeth Huffman, Nick Rayburn, Meg Greer, Kathleen Bowers, Jack Gray and Nico Arciniegas.

L-R: Claire Foster, Anne Durward, Jack Gray, Dean Carroll, Meg Greer, Justice Murdock, Nico Arciniegas, Marc Ayers, Katie Kimbrell, Aaron McLeod, Brie Stanley, and Tesh Patel.

The final round of the competition was held Thursday, October 6 with a highly experienced panel of judges.  Justice Murdock of the Alabama Supreme Court, Dean Carroll, Marc Ayers of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Aaron McLeod of Adams and Reese and Anne Durward of Massey, Stotser & Nichols provided the competitors with spirited questions and analysis. The competitors were presented with a very difficult problem, put a lot of work into it, and ultimately left the judges with a very tough decision.  After much deliberation, the judges announced that the winners were:  1st Place--Katie Kimbrell and 2nd Place--Meg Greer. Rounding out the finalists were Jack Gray and Nico Arciniegas.

Please help the Board in congratulating all of those students who took time out of their busy schedules to compete over the past several weeks.  Their hard work was greatly appreciated. The Board would like to recognize Brie Stanley, Associate Justice of the Shores Competition, for her tireless efforts coordinating this very successful event. The Board would also like to recognize Claire Foster, Assistant Justice of the Shores Competition, for her help in the organizing and planning of the competition.