HS Moot Court Takes Top Honors

Moot Court Club Takes Top Honors at Regional Competition
Posted on 05/04/2018
Moot Court Club Takes Top Honors at Regional CompetitionLongwood High School Moot Court Club recently entered three teams to compete in the Long Island Civil Law Moot Court One-on-One Tournament with all three moving onto the quarterfinal round and two teams securing a first place championship and second place finalist.

The island-wide mock trial competition held at Northport High School hosted teams from throughout Long Island with each school entering two to three teams comprised of two attorneys and one witness per team.

After securing semi-finals, the two Longwood teams moved on to the final round in which the two teams competed against one another.   This achievement is the first time in the school’s successful history that each of the three groups moved onto final rounds, as well as the first time that Longwood Moot Court Club took home both first and second place awards at the same tournament.

The Moot Court Team, comprised of Business Law students in the Career and Technical Education Department, were assigned court-room roles, presented with cases they had no prior knowledge of, and were given ten minutes to prepare to defend their position. Local attorneys and judges volunteered for the competition as well, judging each case and providing constructive feedback. Students impressively tackled tough cases revolving around themes such as Negligence, Products Liability, and more.

Photo l-r: Moot Court Coach Co-Advisor Diane Eisen, Lily Reis, Marissa Kesse, Alyssa DiBenedetto, Melissa Bruce, Laraib Sarwar, Daniel Flores, Eyad Sleem, Co-Advisor Kenny Chan, and Consulting Attorney Carol Russell.
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