Scholars earn bid to national moot court tournament
After an 8th-place finish at the Greak Lakes undergraduate moot court regional competition, seniors Tyler Bolsey (Kenton County) and Meagan Floyd (Jefferson County) will represent the University of Louisville and McConnell Scholars Program at nationals next month. The American Collegiate Moot Court Association's national tournament is scheduled Jan. 18-19 at Regent University's School of Law in Virginia Beach.
Sophomore Arsh Haque (Hardin County) was named the 8th best orator in the Nov. 30-Dec. 1 regional competition, while Bosley finished among the top 20. Haque and sophomore Danielle Robinette (Campbell County) were edged out of a national bid in paired competition.
"Our moot court teams have represented the McConnell Center and the University of Louisville with class after months of strong preparation," said Dr. Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center. "While we congratulate Tyler and Meagan for coming out with a bid to the national competition, we also celebrate Danielle's strong performance and Arsh's top-10 orator finish."
Coached by McConnell Scholar alumnus Neil Salyer ('01, Magoffin County), students typically spend a semester researching, writing and practicing their oral arguments. The McConnell Center's moot court team is the only undergraduate team of its kind at the University of Louisville.