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March 3, 2009

Oregon Law Students Qualified to Semifinals at Regional Appellate Advocacy Competition

Students Amy Summerer, Matt Doden, Katherine Bosch, and Casey Gillham represented Oregon Law February 26-28 at the regional round of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in San Francisco.

Oregon Law was one of only three schools to have two teams represented in the semifinal round. The teams made a great showing, besting advocates from the University of San Diego (one of four teams that advanced to the national competition), Seattle University, and Pepperdine University.

The American Bar Association Law Student Division’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The competition involves writing a brief as either respondent or petitioner and then arguing the case in front of the mock court.

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