December 5, 2019 | The Pepperdine Caruso Law team of Tori Votino and Zackery Horton is advancing to the final rounds of the 70th Annual National Moot Court Competition after competing in the Region 15 National Moot Court Competition. In addition, Votino won the Second Best Advocate Award, and the Pepperdine team won the Second Best Brief Award. The two-day competition was held at Chapman University Fowler School of Law on November 22-23. The team was coached by Pepperdine Law alumnus Jeffrey T. Belton (JD ’05). The national competition will be held in February in New York City
About the Competition:
The National Moot Court Competition is an annual inter-school event co-sponsored by the New York City Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition Committee and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Since 1950, we have promoted the appellate advocacy arts of intellectual rigor, legal research and persuasive argument. This historic competition allows student advocates to hone their appellate advocacy skills before prominent members of the legal profession. Every year, over 120 law schools compete in regional rounds throughout the United States, with winners advancing to final rounds at the New York City Bar.