Cherish Keller and Elaine Wyder-Harshman of Chicago-Kent College of Law won the 24th Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law, prevailing in the final round over the excellent team of Teresa Harrold, Elizabeth Perry, and Joshua Summers of Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.
Ms. Keller and Ms. Wyder-Harshman of Chicago-Kent also won the award for Best Respondent's Brief. The winners of the award for Best Petitioner's Brief were Allyson Bennett, Christina Dallen, and David Kestenbaum of University of California Hastings College of Law. The best-brief award winners will have their briefs published in The Journal of Computer & Information Law.
Noaman Azhar of Texas Tech University School of Law was honored as the tournament's best oralist.
Also advancing to the semifinals were teams from the top moot court programs in the nation: Jennifer O'Brien, April Strahan, and Brianne Watkins of South Texas College of Law, along with Ms. Bennett, Ms. Dallen, and Mr. Kestenbaum of UC Hastings.
For several years, this tournament has drawn schools from around the world. The tournament's Ambassador Round this year featured the top oralists among the field's international contingent. The round was won by Eli Ball and Catherine Bond of Macquarie University Division of Law in Sydney, Australia; they prevailed over Sameer Pandit, Ananth Padmanabhan, and Deanne Uyangoda of National Law School of India University in Bangalore.
Now comes the self-serving information:
- This is Ms. Keller and Ms. Wyder-Harshman's second interscholastic win as a team: last spring, they won the inaugural National Sexual Orientation Law Moot Court Competition in Los Angeles.