Stetson Law Crowned Winner of Mercer Law School’s Moot Court Competition
Mercer Law School held the nation's first moot court competition in legal ethics and professionalism Nov. 12-13, and Stetson University College of Law was crowned its 2010 winner, defeating Liberty University School of Law in the final round. A member of Florida Coastal School of Law’s team was named best oralist.
“Issues involving lawyers and their conduct have become increasingly important in the nation’s courts, including the United States Supreme Court,” said Tim Floyd, Mercer professor of law and an organizer of the competition. “A law student moot court competition is an excellent vehicle for law students to explore the ethical dimensions of lawyering. And given the strength of our academic programs in legal writing and in legal ethics and professionalism, as well as our national prominence and successes in moot court competition, Mercer is a natural and fitting home for this competition.”
Mercer Law School has the nation’s top legal writing program and earns national recognition for its programs in moot court advocacy, and legal ethics and professionalism.
Sixteen teams from 12 law schools participated in the competition. As the host institution, Mercer Law School did not compete. Among the participating aw schools were Florida Coastal (Jacksonville, Fla.), Georgia State University, Liberty University (Lynchburg, Va.), University of the Pacific (Sacramento, Calif.), Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas), St. John’s (Queens, N.Y.), Stetson (Gulfport, Fla.), The University of Mississippi (Oxford), University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio), University of Detroit, Washburn University (Topeka, Kan.), and William Mitchell (Saint Paul, Minn.)