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MSU College of Law



October 28, 2010


MSU Law Team Finishes Second in Civil Rights & Liberties Moot Court Competition

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law’s Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Team took second place in the 2010 Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition, which was held October 8 and 9 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Third-year students Daniel Magee, Matthew Martin, and Elena Rozwadowski made an impressive showing at the event, which featured 26 teams from 18 law schools across the country. The team successfully advanced through three preliminary rounds, the quarterfinals, and the semifinals before competing in the championship round. Magee, Martin, and Rozwadowski also took fourth place in the “Best Brief” competition at the event.

The judges for the final round were the Honorable Harold Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Honorable Robert Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, and the Honorable Jane Roth of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This year’s competition problem focused on current legal issues concerning freedom of religion and freedom from excessive force.

The MSU Law Moot Court & Advocacy Board enjoys a strong tradition of success and is earning a national reputation as one of the leading advocacy programs in the country. The Board, which consists of a select group of second- and third-year students, competes against other law schools in appellate and trial competitions hosted by law schools throughout the United States.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


320B Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824


From left: Daniel Magee, Hon. Harold Melton, Elena Rozwadowski, Hon. Jane Roth, Matthew Martin, and Hon. Robert Pratt

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