Mock Trial, Moot Court and Negotiation Teams Find Success at Recent Competitions

Three members of the Environmental Moot Court team pose for a photo
Mock Trial, Moot Court and Negotiation Teams Find Success at Recent Competitions
Ross Gionfrido '14, Jack Kauders ’14 and Emily Rouleau '15
March 24, 2014
Hartford, CT

UConn Law School is home to several competitive mock trial, moot court and negotiation teams, several of which have had great success at regional and national competitions. In February, the Environmental Moot Court team of Ross Gionfrido '14, Jack Kauders '14 and Emily Rouleau '15 advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School. This was the first time UConn Law participated in the competition, which drew more than 200 participants from law schools across the country. Kauders was named “Best Oralist” for two of the three rounds.

In early March, several members of the Mock Trial Society traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the sixth annual Capitol City Challenge. Alexis Beyerlein '16, Joe Brown '16, Joe Gasser '16, Laura Ann Keller '15 and Carl Schoenherr '15 beat teams from Georgetown Law, Cornell University Law School, George Washington Law, and John Marshall Law School to advance to the semi-final round.

This past weekend the newly formed Negotiation Team participated in the Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition. In each round teams were given a scenario that a NBA player, coach, general manager, owner or franchise may encounter and were asked to negotiate the best deal possible. Pam Bass '15, Aaron Baral '16, Spencer Hill '15, Michael Scott '15, Connor Simpson '16, Sidd Sinha '15 and Blas Parra Murillo '14 (an exchange student visiting from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain) represented UConn Law at this second annual competition.