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Law Students Win Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition


From left to right: Alixandra Buckelew, Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga, Alex Annunziato and Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince.


Shepard Broad Law Center students Alex Annunziato and Alixandra Buckelew were the winners of the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition, organized by the Young Lawyers Division. The Moot Court Competition took place in Orlando during the annual Florida Bar convention that was held on Jun. 20 and 21.

Ryan Brenton (who wrote the brief, but did not argue) was also a member of the team, which was coached by professors Camille P. Lamar and Michael Richmond.

All eleven Florida law schools participated, and only four teams advanced to the semifinals. The Nova Southeastern University team defeated Florida Coastal in the finals. The winning team and the best oralist were selected by the Florida Supreme Court Justices who also scored the final round and facilitated a question and answer segment.

The competition stresses appellate advocacy and culminates with oral arguments held each year at the annual convention of The Florida Bar. Each team submits a brief based on an actual case. The briefs are graded and the written grades allotted each team are combined with grades awarded on oral argument to determine the winning advocates. Oral arguments are heard by Federal District Court judges, the Florida Supreme Court, members of the State District Courts of Appeal, Florida Circuit Court judges, Florida County Court judges, and members of the Bar. The winning team is selected upon completion of the final round of oral arguments.