November 18, 2010
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. ’79 presided over the final round of Harvard Law School’s 2010 Ames Moot Court Competition on Nov. 16 in Ames Courtroom. 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. (See sidebar account and slideshow: View video).
The judges recognized the Hon. William Wayne Justice Memorial Team as best overall team and for best written brief. David Denton from the Griffin Bell Memorial Team was chosen as best oralist.
The 2010 Ames competitors were:
The Hon. William Wayne Justice Memorial Team
The Griffin Bell Memorial Team
For the written materials of this year’s competition, including the case record and the student briefs, visit the Board of Student Advisors website
The Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review covered the Ames proceedings by live blog: http://harvardcrcl.org/live/
The Ames Moot Court Competition was established in 1911 as the result of a bequest by the late Dean James Barr Ames. The Board of Student Advisers is charged with administrating the Competition, and the competition takes place in three rounds, beginning with the Qualifying Round (held in the fall of competitors’ 2L year), followed by the Semi-Final Round (held in the spring of competitors’ 2L year), and culminating in the Final Round (held in the fall of competitors’ 3L year).