ASL's Moot Court team racked up another successful showing at the Wechsler National Criminal Law Competition in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 2.
Third-year Trey Martin was named Best Advocate, placing first out of 52 competitors. Martin and third-year Brian Scheid, who was last year's Best Advocate, also advanced all the way to the team competition's final round, where they argued before a panel of distinguished federal and New York Court of Appeals Judges. The two were only narrowly edged out in a tough split decision.
This year marks the fourth time in the last eight years that an ASL team has argued in the final round of the Weschler competition, and the fourth time in as many years that ASL has won the Best Advocate award. Not only has ASL won more first-place awards than any other school in the history of the competition, but ASL has also argued in the final round and won the Best Advocate award more times than any other school.
This year's appearance in the final round and the two Best Advocate awards won by Martin and Scheid also make them the most decorated Moot Court team in ASL history.
The Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition is the only national moot court competition to focus on substantive criminal law topics, according to the University of Buffalo Law School's Criminal Law Society. Problems address the constitutionality and interpretation of federal and state criminal statutes as well as general issues in the doctrine of federal and state criminal law.
The team gives a special thanks to all the faculty members and students who helped them prepare for this competition and to all those students who came out to support them at the public moot. Your assistance and support is truly invaluable.