March 02, 2020

Law student from GW Law in Moot Court Competition

On February 28-29, 2020, The Moot Court Association and Law & Technology Institute of Catholic Law, together in partnership with the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) were proud to host and sponsor the 26th Annual National Telecommunications and Technology Moot Court Competition (NatTel).  

Ten teams from law schools across the country competed in the weekend’s competition. The schools present were: • University of Colorado Law School • Duquesne University School of Law (two teams) • New York Law School • Georgetown Law Center • The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law • University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law • Howard University School of Law • George Washington University Law School (two teams)

These teams competed before experienced communications and technology law practitioners. The teams addressed current topics in communications and technology law, along with aspects of election and constitutional law. This year's problem focused specifically on the fictional Faceblog Company and the Federal Trade Commission looking at Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, Chevron deference, and statutory interpretation under the first amendment and administrative law.

The Vice Chancellor of the 26th Annual NatTel Moot Court Competition, Logan Samuels (3L), represented on behalf of Catholic Law along with FCBA Committee member Danielle Thumann. A special thanks to all judges who participated in the event.

Students from GW Law

First Place:
The George Washington University
James Lego, Austin Shepherd, & Jessica Sullivan

Students from Georgetown Law

Second Place:
Georgetown Law Center
Daniel Woods & Romina Montellano Morales

Students from Duquesne

Best Brief:
Duquesne University School of Law

Mariah Mandy from Duquesne best oralist

Best Oralist:
Duquesne University School of Law
Mariah Mandy


Click here to see other photos from the competition on Catholic Law's Facebook page.