The Catholic University of America

CUA Student is 2 for 2 in Securities Law Moot Court Competition

Third-year Columbus School of Law evening student Tiffany Rowe tied for the award for best preliminary round speaker at the 34th Annual Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition, held in New York City from April 3 to 5, 2009.

In doing so, Rowe bested 16 other advocates. She won the same award last year and is the first advocate to have ever accomplished the feat. According to teammates, Rowe's expert use of case law deeply impressed the judges, who were generous in their assessment of her preparation and performance.

The three-student CUA moot court team had prepared for nearly four months leading up the event, which was hosted this year by the Fordham Law School Moot Court Board. In general, the team acquitted itself quite well.

The Kaufman Competition examines legal issues in federal securities law. It is held in honor of Judge Irving R. Kaufman, a Fordham law school alumnus who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for many years, including seven as chief judge. The competition offers teams the opportunity to test their appellate advocacy skills before distinguished members of the judiciary and securities practitioners from the leading New York firms, investment banking houses, and federal and state agencies.