Advocacy/Negotiation teams bring home two national titles and other honors

national online moot court teamNational title: National Online Moot Court Competition

UGA dominated in the inaugural National Online Moot Court Competition. The school’s two teams finished as one and two. Second-year students Haley K. Kairab (front center), Hannah Sbaity (front left) and Victoria K. Thornton (front right) captured the championship title, while third-year students Alexa L. Dato (back center), Justin D. Edge (back right) and Cameron P. Keen (back left) were named finalists. Additionally, Kairab was named the best oralist of the final round.


south texas moot court teamNational title: South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Third-year students Amelia Welch Ortiz (right), Charles W. Hoffman (left) and Ian L. Kecskes (second from right) and second-year student Haley K. Kairab brought home the top trophy in the Tenth Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. Kairab also received the Best Advocate Award for the final round. Notably, UGA has won this national mock trial competition four times in the tournament’s history.

Other key advocacy wins:


UGA sweeps regional round of the National Moot Court Competition, finishes as national semifinalists
After dominating at the regional round of the National Moot Court Competition by capturing first place and earning the Best Brief Award and best oralist of the final round honors, third-year students Tyler D. Fabbri, Mollie M. Fiero and Devin Mashman completed this prestigious tournament as national semifinalists. Fiero received the Best Oralist Award.

Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship
Third-year students Jared R. Allen, Ian L. Kecskes and Sarah A. Nelson were national finalists in this invitation-only tournament. The top 16 moot court programs from law schools across the country are selected to compete based on performances from the previous academic year. Notably, UGA has been invited back to this tournament next year by ranking second in the nation for its moot court performances during the 2020–21 academic year.

Intrastate Moot Court Competition
Second-year law students Cole M. Harper, Destiny J. Burch and Cameron N. Kemp brought home the top trophy, capturing this coveted bragging right for UGA for the third straight year and for seven of the last 10 contests.

Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition
Third-year law students Jason N. Sigalos and Anre D. Washington defeated the University of Florida School of Law. This year’s win adds to UGA’s outstanding performances, bringing its overall competition record to 25-11-2.


Negotiation team brings home Best Draft Award

Third-year students Elizabeth J. Poland and Megan R. “Meggie” Willinger won the Best Draft Award at the Transactional LawMeet hosted by the University of Missouri at Kansas City in March. They represented the buyer in a complex stock purchase transaction and spent over two months drafting an amendment to the stock purchase agreement, interviewing their client and marking up the other side’s draft