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Danielle Dufault is a third-year student at RWU Law. President of the Moot Court Board, she has served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Maureen McKenna Goldberg at the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and as a Judicial Intern for The Honorable John J. McConnell, Jr., of the U.S. District Court...

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Esther Clark Competition Kicks Off Moot Court Season

Posted by Danielle Dufault on 11/10/2014 at 12:27 PM

5In a hard-fought battle, Brett Beaubien edged out John Ryan Henry in the finals of the 19th Esther Clark Moot Court competition. The competition drew a large crowd of faculty members,  attorneys, students, and even participants' family members. The Rhode Island Supreme Court graciously dedicated its time and wisdom to judge these talented oralists.

Also special acknowledgment to Ed Pare who was awarded Best Brief! Congratulations to all sixteen new members of the Moot Court Board including:

2Brian Almeida
Mikela Almeida
Mangelin Acevedo
Brett Beaubien
Andrew Blais
Jonathan Cabot
Casey Charkowick
Tiffany Friend
Aileen Konanez
Hannah Mowry
4Ed Pare
Kyla Pecchia
Tom Peterson
Celine Rivera
John Ryan-Henry
Daniel Sagan

3These newly inducted members have survived two grueling moot tournaments and have shown the utmost skill and professionalism. Many of them will participate in external Moot Court competitions in the spring and I am confident they will represent Roger Williams University School of Law with great distinction.

1The Board would like to thank Dean Yelnosky, Professor Goldstein,  and Heather Bernier for their invaluable support and assistance in coordinating this event. A special thank you to all the faculty members and attorneys that served as brief graders and judges.

The Moot Court season continues on with its Moot Court finalists from last year,  Sydney Kirsch and Daniel Reilly,  competing for a bid to the Nationals on November 14-16 in Boston, MA. Best of luck!