Four scholars to compete in national moot court tournament
Four students earned bids to the American Collegiate Moot Court national tournament after solid performances at last weekend's regional competition.
Ben Shepard, a senior McConnell Scholar from Oldham County, earned 7th place overall as an orator at the Southeast Regional Moot Court competition at the University of Central Florida. Freshman Arsh Haque, of Hardin County, earned 18th orator overall.
The Shepard-Haque pairing finished second in team competition, while Ben Weyman (Class of 2013, Campbell County) and Melissa Moore (Class of 2014, Jefferson County) finished third. All four will go on to compete at the Jan. 13-14, 2012, national competition at Chapman University Law School in California.
Meagan Floyd (Class of 2013, Jefferson County) and Tyler Bosley (Class of 2013, Kenton County) finished 13th overall in team competition and are waiting to see if they earn an at-large bid to national competition.
More than 100 undergraduate students competed in the southeast regional tournament. Students argued fictitious events related to the First and Fourth Amendments.
The McConnell Scholars' moot court team is coached by alumnus Neil Salyer (Class of 2001, Magoffin County), head of the Legal Studies Department at Brown Mackie College - Louisville.