Jodi Anne Hudson Contributing Factor in Seton Hall Law's Interscholastic Moot Court Success

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Seton Hall Law ranked 9th in the nation - INTERSCHOLASTIC MOOT COURT

Seton Hall Law School’s Interscholastic Moot Court Board has just wrapped up its 2012-2013 competition season, and the Appellate Advocacy Institute has ranked Seton Hall's Interscholastic Moot Court Board #9 in the country. This prestigious ranking will provide Seton Hall Law School with an automatic bid to the National Invitational Moot Court Competition, where the Top 16 Law School Moot Court programs will battle it out in Houston, Texas in January 2014. This is the law school’s fourth invitation to the Houston competition.

In early April, Seton Hall Law School dominated at the Federal Bar Association's Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. Amanda Leone '13 and Sean Kennedy '13 (pictured, above) finished in First Place at the 45-team invitational. The team also received an award for the Best Brief at the competition. Sean earned Best Final Round Oralist honors.

During the same weekend as the Marshall Competition, Michael Mulanaphy ’13 and Megan Kosovich ’13 were in Chicago for the National Round of the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition. Megan and Michael were one of only four out of 38 teams who initially competed in the Regional Round in New York City to receive an invitation to compete in the National Round in Chicago. This competition, recognized as the largest and most prestigious, saw over 220 teams participate in total nationwide. Megan and Michael finished as National Quarterfinalists after losing a close one to South Texas.

A large component of the Moot Court Board’s success is the contribution of the Director, Jodi Anne Hudson '96 (pictured, left), who graduated following her own stellar Moot Court career, in which she won the Gressman Moot Court Competition and was a Semifinalist and Second Best Oralist at the Tulane Sports Law Competition during her second year. In her third year, she was a Regional Finalist and Second Best Oralist at the National Moot Court Competition, and a National Semifinalist in the National Round of the same competition. Her team also won National Second Best Brief honors.

Since becoming Director in May 2000, Professor Hudson has both elevated and maintained Seton Hall Law School’s position as a Top Ten Interscholastic Moot Court Board. In 2007, Seton Hall Law School was ranked 36th in the nation when the first rankings for moot court teams were released. Since 2009, Seton Hall Law has consistently been ranked nationally as a Top 16 Interscholastic Moot Court Board — often placing in the Top Ten.

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