Brooklyn Law School Wins ABIs 15th Annual Duberstein National Bankruptcy Memorial Moot Court Competition
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL WINS ABI’S 15th ANNUAL DUBERSTEIN NATIONAL BANKRUPTCY MEMORIAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION
March 21, 2007,
Both schools have
achieved success in previous Duberstein Moot Court Competitions as
'This was the best
Duberstein competition ever, despite all that Mother Nature threw at
us,' said G. Ray Warner, Professor of Law and Director of the Bankruptcy
LL.M. program at
The ABI Endowment Fund provided $13,000 in prize money to the top team and individual competitors. The first-place winner received $5,000 and the second-place team won $3,000. The University of Chicago Law School and the second team participating from the University of Miami School of Law each received $1,500 for their third-place tie. The University of Miami School of Law team won the award for the Best Brief. Sara M. Patterson, a student at the South Texas College of Law, earned recognition as Best Oralist.
lawyers and judges helped judge the event, which included eight rounds
of arguments. The final-round judges were Judge Stuart M. Bernstein
(Chief Bankruptcy Judge, S.D.N.Y), Judge Carla E. Craig (Chief Judge,
E.D.N.Y.), Judge Michael J. Melloy (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth
Circuit), Judge Marjorie O. Rendell (U.S. Court of Appeals, Third
Circuit), Judge Laura Taylor Swain (U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y.) and
Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich (
Further information on the 15th Annual Chief Judge Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Memorial Moot Court Competition, as well as information on previous winners, can be found at http://www.abiworld.org/moot/details.html.
ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 11,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.