The Catholic University of America

Zack Rothstein (center left) and Patrick Halley display plaques reading "Best Overall" and "Best Brief" upon completion of the competition. 3D Sam Castor (yellow tie) served as the team's coach.

CUA Law Team Wins National
Telecommunications Moot Court Competition

Representing the Columbus School of Law, Patrick Halley (3E) and Zack Rothstein (2D) placed first in the 2009 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Federal Communications Bar Association and Catholic University on Feb. 6 and 7, 2009. The CUA teammates also won honors for Best Brief.

This year's competition involved the appeal of a mock FCC order regulating the rise of mobile video offerings. The competition featured 11 teams, representing law schools from California, Colorado, Indiana, New York, and Wisconsin, as well as area law school teams from Georgetown University and Catholic University.

A highlight of this year's competition was the stellar final-round three-judge panel consisting of FCBA President Mark Schneider; President and CEO of Wireless Communications Association International Fred Campbell; and Hon. Loren Smith, senior judge for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Second place went to the two-member team from Southwestern University. Law students from the University of Wisconsin tied for the award for Best Oral Advocate.

Jeremy Prose and Sarah Jameson, both third-year day students at the Columbus School of Law, served respectively as student chancellor and vice student chancellor for the competition.