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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 22, 2011

CONTACT: ERIKA MARZORATI
517/432-6848, marzorat@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Student Top Oralist at Jessup Regional Competition

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law’s Marc Rehmann won the title of “Top Oralist” at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition’s Midwest Super Regional, which was held February 11 and 12 in Chicago.

Rehmann, a 2L, was joined by third-year student Anthony Beckneck on the list of best oralists at the event. Beckneck placed eighth in the field of 96 competitors from 24 Midwest law schools, including University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, and University of Wisconsin.

The 2010–11 Jessup Team, which won three of its four oral competitions, also included 2Ls Diana-Kristine Oquendo, Poonam Patel, and Paul Shkreli. The team was coached by Bruce Bean, lecturer in law and director of the LL.M. for Foreign-Educated Lawyers Program; Janet Ann Hedin, adjunct professor and reference librarian; and Veronica Valentine McNally, adjunct professor and associate director of the trial advocacy programs at MSU Law. Teaching assistant Dwayne Treece also provided support.

The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, which is now in its 52nd year, involves a hypothetical dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial arm of the United Nations. This year’s problem raised issues regarding targeted killing with remotely piloted vehicles, collateral civilian damage, international bribery, and a ban on wearing religious face coverings. Teams from more than 500 law schools and 80 countries compete in the competition each year, making it the world’s largest event of its type.

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: Marc Rehmann, Anthony Beckneck, Paul Shkreli, Diana-Kristine Oquendo, Poonam Patel, and Dwayne Treece


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