Competing on behalf of the University of Kansas School of Law, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Law Clerk A.J. James and his Moot Court partner achieved a runner-up finish at the recent Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition hosted by the Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
To reach the final round of the Competition, James and his partner won five straight matchups against teams from various schools across the country, including the University of Florida, Wake Forest University, and George Mason University. Judges scored the final round of the Competition at 4-3, giving James and his partner the runner-up finish and the highest finish by a University of Kansas Law School Moot Court team this year.
The Competition, designed to encourage law students with an interest in constitutional law to strengthen their appellate advocacy skills, was limited to thirty-five teams. Additionally, all competitors were required to be part of their respective school’s Moot Court Team, and to have finished inside of the top ten individual performers from their school’s in-house competition. James and his partner finished within the top ten out of seventy-five competitors in the University of Kansas School of Law’s in-house competition, making them eligible for the Regent University School of Law Moot Court Competition.