Monday, April 20, 2015

          3Ls Crowned National Champions at Prince Evidence Moot Court Competition

          It's the second win in three years for the moot court.
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          From left: 3L Vincent Lee (student coach), 3Ls Aaron Field, Soha Jafarzade, Amy Yellen and Madihha Ahussain '12 (alumni coach).

          This year at the Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court, 3Ls Aaron Field, Soha Jafarzade and Amy Yellen were crowned National Champions.

          UC Hastings has won the Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Court two times in the past three years. The team returned home victorious with the First Place Trophy and the Second Best Brief Award. Yellen was named Best Final Round Oral Advocate.

          "It was a long and arduous journey with a three-round day that ended with a UC Hastings victory," said Professor Toni Young, Director of Legal Writing and Research and Moot Court.

          "The judges praised Yellen’s passion and attention to detail that rendered her rebuttals absolutely devastating. One judge noted that Jafarzade had a 'voice made for radio' and was completely unflappable despite receiving some of the toughest questions," she said. Professor Young also noted that Field was lauded for his vast knowledge of the law and ability to pinpoint judges’ concerns in a very convincing manner. 

          This year’s problem explored a hypothetical criminal trial in which the former president of a large corporation was convicted of two counts of murder when the company’s smart watches exploded and killed early adopters of the technology. The teams addressed very complicated evidentiary issues, which involved the admissibility of expert testimony regarding the propensity to lie, a self-incriminating claim regarding disclosure of corporate documents, and the due process implications of religious bias during jury deliberations.
           
          Field, Jafarzade and Yellen were supported and guided by alumni coach Madihha Ahussain ’12 and student coach 3L Vincent Lee. Professor Roger Park provided invaluable insight and continued support.
           
          "We are thrilled to share this victory with Professor Park and our Moot Court Family," said Professor Young.

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