For 100 years, the Ames Moot Court Competition has showcased the most talented oral advocates to attend Harvard Law School. Today the competition draws standing-room-only crowds to Austin Hall as two 3L teams compete for the coveted recognition of their advocacy skills from a panel of eminent jurists. Making the final round of the competition is one of the school’s highest honors.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. ’79 of the U.S. Supreme Court presided at the Ames final round on Nov. 16. He was joined by Judge Julia Smith Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and Judge Diana Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. This year’s case, McBride v. United States, was written by Tejinder Singh ’08.
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The 2010 Ames Competitors
|The Griffin Bell Memorial Team|
|The Hon. William Wayne Justice Memorial Team (Petitioner)*|
|Dustin Cho||Jason Harrow (Oralist)|
|David Denton (Oralist)*||Philip Mayor (Oralist)|
|Taylor Hathaway-Zepeda||Jason Murray|
|Luke McCloud||Amanda Rice|
|Lindsay See (Oralist)||Zachary Schauf|
|Benjamin Snyder||Yujing Yue|
|*David Denton was named Best Oralist. The Petitioners were recognized Best Team with Best Written Brief.|
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