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School of Law

UNH Law Students Advance to National Moot Court Competition

On March 12, a University of New Hampshire School of Law team won first place in the regional International Trademark Association’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition in New York.

The team, composed of second-year student Nick Scala, of Canton, Ohio, and third-year student Brian Doigan, of Franklin, Mich., wrote a brief and argued a case related to trademark and unfair competition law. The team won best brief in the region and took first place overall, competing against challengers from law schools including Boston College, Villanova University, the University of Maryland and the University of Richmond. Scala and Doigan will head to the national competition in Washington, D.C., in March.

A second team of second-year UNH Law students, Melissa Atherton of Ontario, Canada, and Myomi Tse of El Paso, Texas, also placed well in the regional competition, taking fourth place overall out of the 15 teams competing.

This is the second year in a row that UNH Law students have won first place in the region and advanced to the national competition: Last year, students Michael Bennett and Stephen Brodsky won second place in the country, and they were also awarded best brief and second-place oralist team. This year, Bennett and Brodsky acted as coaches for the 2011 teams.