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Moot Court Team Places at Regional Competition

Mar 18, 2008

Over the weekend of March 7-9, the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law's American Bar Association (ABA) Moot Court team competed at the Boston Region of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the largest advocacy competition in the nation.

The ONU team was comprised of Jason Flower, second-year law student from Pittsburgh, Pa., and Adam Runkel, third-year law student from Las Vegas, Nev. The team was coached by Ellen Kuhler, third-year law student from Huron, S.D.

Both Flower and Runkel had a winning record of 4-0 in the competition, advancing through the semifinals and into the regional finals, where they were defeated by UC-Berkley in a tiebreaker. Throughout the competition, the team was never ranked lower than fourth of 31 teams, with notable victories over Ohio State University, Capital University and the University of South Carolina. Flower and Runkel also received an award for fourth-best brief in the region.

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