2011 SALDF Animal Law Moot Court Competition

Bailiffs Heather Mapes, Vicky Ortuondo, Justine Fox-Young, and Chad Jimenez with
Oralist Daniel Zavala from the University of Washington
Judges Sandra Brode and Ian Bucciarelli
Oralists Jessica Latham and Theresa Taing from UCLA
Oralist from the University of Detroit Mercy
Judges Quandee Semrow and Cherie Travis
Oralist from the University of Detroit Mercy
Oralist Denny Ng, University of Chicago '12
Judges Jordan Matyas and Vandhana Balasubramanian
Oralist Jenni James, University of Chicago '12
Moot court teams from the University of Chicago and Washington University in St.
Judge Ardath Hamann
Professors Ginsburg and Baird and Marcia Kramer judging the competition finals
Oralists Laura Morgan and Keren McElvy of the University of Alabama
Oralist Laura Morgan of the University of Alabama in the finals
The panel of judges for the competition finals
Professor Baird judging the finals
Oralist Shai Bronshtein, University of Chicago '12, in the finals.  He was named
Oralists Laura Morgan and Keren McElvy of the University of Alabama in the compe
2nd Place Team Denny Ng and Shai Bronshtein, University of Chicago '12, with Pro
1st Place Team Laura Morgan and Keren McElvy, University of Alabama, with their

Students in the University of Chicago Law School’s chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund found a new way to spread the word about animal law last spring by hosting the Law School’s first annual National Animal Law Moot Court Competition, generously sponsored by The McCormick Companions’ Fund. The event, which was one of the only animal law moot court competitions to be held in the Midwest, was designed to increase awareness about the field of animal law and to give students more opportunities to participate in moot court competitions. Twelve teams from nine schools, including three from the Law School, competed in oral arguments in front of a three-judge panel. The teams’ prompt was the case National Meat Association v. Brown, which was granted cert for the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2011 term. A team from the University of Alabama placed first, besting the Law School team of Denny Ng and Shai Bronshtein, both ‘12. Bronshtein also was named the competition’s overall best oralist.