November 13, 2017 — The Pepperdine Law team of Bailey Blaies, Gregory Lewis, and Mary-Kate Kelledy won first place in the Region 15 National Moot Court Competition. In addition, Blaies won the Best Advocate Award, and the Pepperdine team won the Best Brief Award. The two-day competition was held at USC Gould School of Law on November 11-12. The team was coached by Pepperdine Law alumnus Jeffrey T. Belton (JD ’05). The team will advance to the final round of the 68th Annual National Moot Court Competition, which will be held in January 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 school compete in regional rounds throughout the United States, with winners advancing to final rounds at the New York City Bar.