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MSU College of Law



November 24, 2010


MSU Law Students Named Top Two Oralists at Appellate Moot Court Competition

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law students were named the top two oralists at the 29th Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law.

Third-year student Brian Sandor won the “Best Oralist” award at the event, topping more than 55 competitors from 24 law schools across the United States and India. The title of “Second Best Oralist” went to teammate Matthew Daniels, 3L, who earned the next-highest number of points for his oral advocacy skills.

Fellow 3L Shara Youles rounded out the MSU Law Moot Court & Trial Advocacy team at the competition, which was held October 28 to 30 in Chicago. The team, one of eight that advanced to the quarterfinal round, ultimately lost to Texas Wesleyan, which finished second overall.

This year’s competition problem involved defamation, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract claims stemming from the release of false information by a commercial genetic ancestry database.

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 educating 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.


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From left: Shara Youles, 3L, Brian Sandor, 3L, and Matthew Daniels, 3L

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