RALEIGH – Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard has announced one of the law school’s generous donors, who chooses to remain anonymous, is financially sponsoring two teams of Campbell Law student advocates competing at the National Moot Court Regional Competition (Region IV) on Nov. 16-17 in Richmond, Virginia.
Students Stefan Longo and Alex Johnson form one team and are coached by Hunt Willis, a 2013 Campbell Law graduate and associate at Martin & Jones PLLC. Reghan Schmidt and Grant Simpkins form another team and are coached by Jaime Williams, a 2015 Campbell Law graduate and associate attorney at Schiller & Schiller PLLC.
“Our donors have financially paved the way for our student advocates so many times in recent years, and we are blessed to enjoy our relationship with them,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Their gifts provide the opportunity for our students to learn, get competitive experience, and show the rest of the country how our first-class advocacy program is molding the future leading attorneys of tomorrow. We are in debt to them for their generosity.”
The National Moot Court Competition is an annual interschool tournament co-sponsored by New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Since 1950, it has promoted the appellate advocacy arts of intellectual rigor, legal research, and persuasive argument. This historic competition allows student advocates to hone their appellate advocacy skills before prominent members of the legal profession. Every year more than 120 law schools compete in regional rounds throughout the United States, with winners advancing to final rounds at the New York City Bar.