Two federal judges and one state supreme court justice presided over the final round of the 2020-2021 Edward W. Hinton Moot Court Competition, a three-round tournament that was held virtually this year.
Kate Harris, '21, and Simon de Carvalho, '21, won the first-place Hinton Cup, and Kenneth Lee, '21, and Garrett Solberg, '21, took the second-place Llewelyn Cup. Lee won the prize for best oralist.
Judge Ann Marie Donnelly of the US District Court for the Eastern District of NY; Justice Thomas Balmer, '77, of the Oregon Supreme Court; and Judge James Ho, '99, of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, presided over the the final round, which was held via Zoom on April 22. The four finalists, competing in teams of two, argued United States v. Arthrex, Inc.
The annual competition, a Law School institution since 1954, includes three rounds and is open to all second- and third-year students. In the fall, 84 students competed in the preliminary round, arguing both sides of a current case before panels of alumni judges. Roughly 120 alumni participated.
In the February, the top 12 competitors wrote briefs and argued a case before a panel of faculty judges.
Congratulations to this year's finalists!