Connell Foley is pleased to announce that Jodi Hudson, of counsel in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group and Adjunct Professor and Director of the Interscholastic Moot Court Board at Seton Hall Law School, recently led the Law School in winning three national moot court championships over a two-week period.
On March 5, 2022, third-year law students Bryan Castro, ‘22 and Fiona Ambrosia, ‘22 won the Bryant Moore National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, competing in four rounds in the 20-team competition before defeating University of Maine for the title. The team was coached by Connell Foley associate Vanessa Pinto, a Seton Hall Law School alum and also Jodi’s former student.
That same day, second-year students Cailin Harrington, ’23 and Kim Begley, ’23 also took First Place honors, winning the Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition through five rounds in the 28-team competition.
On March 20, 2022, second-year students Gabrielle Albert, ’23 and Abigail Grise, ’23 won the inaugural National Gender and Sexual Orientation Competition. The team competed in five rounds before defeating Columbia Law School in the final. The team also received Best Brief honors.
The competition weekend also saw Seton Hall’s Interscholastic Moot Court Board secure a Regional Finalist finish at the D.C. Regional Round of the ABA NAAC Competition. Third-year students Stephen Moran, ’22, a Connell Foley Summer Associate, and Emily Morgan, ’22 fell one round short of an invitation to compete at the National Rounds in April. Second-year students Matthew Wester, ‘23 (brother of Connell Foley Associate Tom Wester) and Emily Ascherl, ’23 finished as Octofinalists at the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition, receiving Best Petitioner Brief honors.
Jodi has served as Director of Seton Hall’s Moot Court Program since 2000. She is also a 1996 graduate of the Law School and was President of the Alumni Council from 2008-2009. She received an Exemplary Service Award at the Alumni Dinner Dance in May of 2017.
Connell Foley joins Jodi in offering well-deserved congratulations to these students on impressive victories.
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