2011 SALDF Animal Law Moot Court Competition
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.