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March 13, 2006

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Jodi Bart, UT Law, (512) 471-7330.

UT Law Students Make Semifinals in National Con Law Moot Court Competition

AUSTIN, Texas—Edward Cantu, ’06, and Rebecca Ryan, ’07, students at The University of Texas School of Law, were semifinalists in the first Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law. Twenty-seven teams from sixteen schools and fifteen states argued the merits of felony disfranchisement in the competition held at Columbia Law School in New York on March 4-5.

“I'd really like to give credit to my moot court partner, Ed Cantu,” said Rebecca Ryan. “He was truly instrumental to our success in every way. I had never participated in any kind of moot court event, and he took me by the hand to train and coach me. He spent many hours preparing for the competition, and making sure that we, as a team, were well prepared,” she said.

The two finalist teams were from the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Washington School of Law. They will travel to the ACS National Convention in Washington, D.C. in June to compete for the national championship.

The two semifinalist teams were from The University of Texas School of Law and Columbia University School of Law. The four quarterfinalist teams include two from Columbia University School of Law, and one each from the University of Michigan Law School and Harvard Law School.

Related Links:
Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/law/acs/mootcourt/
American Constitution Society at UT Law: http://www.utexas.edu/law/orgs/acs/