Haque named 14th-best moot court orator in nation

(Jan. 21, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senior McConnell Scholars finish among top 48 undergraduate moot court teams in national competition.
Haque named 14th-best moot court orator in nation

Danielle Robinette and Arsh Haque

McConnell Scholar Arsh Haque, a senior at the University of Louisville, was among the nation’s top 15 orators after his 14th place individual finish at the American Collegiate Moot Court Association.

Haque, along with teammate and fellow McConnell Scholar Danielle Robinette, competed in the national undergraduate competition Jan. 16-17 in Orlando. The pair advanced to the second day of competition and finished among the top 48 teams overall. The team finished fourth in the South Atlantic Regional Nov. 7-8 at the University of Central Florida.

More than 370 teams competed at the regional moot court competition in the fall, with eighty teams then invited to national competition.

Last year, Haque was the top national orator, while Haque and Robinette finished among the top 16 in national team competition.

The undergraduate moot court team is the only one of its kind in Kentucky and is limited to McConnell Scholars. Students engage theoretical and legal constructs in simulated appellate court cases and typically spend a semester researching, writing and practicing their oral arguments. This year's simulated case considered commercial speech, right to life and health care privacy.

McConnell Scholar alumni Neil Salyer, an account manager at The Learning House, and Sean Williamson, a law clerk of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, serve as team coaches.