Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Howard Law School Team Defeats Harvard Law in Moot Court Competition

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Howard Law School Team Defeats Harvard Law in Moot Court Competition

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WASHINGTON

The Howard University Law School's moot court team took first place in the American Bar Association Mock Trial Competition, the first team representing a historically Black college or university to do so.

Howard knocked off back-to-back champion Harvard University to take the top spot among the 18 teams competing.

"It solidified the fact that although others think we are a third-tier law school, we are the best trial advocates," says team member Chris Stewart, a third-year student. "No mathematical equation can calculate our excellence in trial advocacy."

Stewart was named best advocate in the April competition.

The Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team includes 20 law students in their second and third years. The tournament, now in its 15th year, hosted teams of four. Stewart, Adonna Bannister, Nisha Brooks and Derrick Simmons represented the law school.

Team members were chosen through a series of competitions. First, open slots for the moot court team were filled through an intra-school competition at the end of the spring semester. …

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