NVLMCC, NLSVCC Schools Participate in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition, November 9, 2017
On November 4-5, 2017, sixteen law schools participated in the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC. The legal problem involved the scanning processes of the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the records of some veterans that are lost or destroyed in the process. The final round of the competition was judged by three sitting United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims judges (Judges Michael Allen and Joseph Toth and Senior Judge William Moorman). Three NLSVCC members participated as competitors in the event: Syracuse University College of Law coached by Professor Yelena Duterte, University of Denver Sturm College of Law coached by Professors Tim Franklin and Mike Shea, and Stetson University College of Law coached by Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox and alumna Diana Evans. Professor Hugh McClean, of the University of Baltimore School of Law, judged in the preliminary rounds of the competition. Each team represented their respective Consortium schools professionally and brought their specialized knowledge to the problem. Syracuse’s Ryan Harrison (2L) and Olivia Fontana (2L), coached by Professor Yelena Duterte, advanced to the quarterfinals. Stetson’s John Arnett (2L) was awarded “Best Oralist” of the competition. Congratulations to our Consortium participants!