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UNH School of Law Moot Court Teams Bring Home Prizes and Praise

University of New Hampshire School of Law moot court teams recently brought home prizes and praise after competing in several recent competitions.

Second-year students Robert Hover and Nathan Newbold won "Best Appellant Brief," "Best Appellee Brief," and "Overall Southern Regional Winner" at the Regional Competition of the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition held in Houston, TX, earlier this month. They will move on to compete in Nationals, which will be held in April at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC.  In addition, second-year students Sanjana Mangalagiri and Burke Bourne were commended, with their brief considered among the best in the competition.

Second-year students Joseph Citro and Rachel Hawkinson took the bronze at the Nationals of the American Bar Association Client Counseling Competition. The UNH Law team was one of 12 regional winners to reach the Nationals. John Fuentes, also a second-year student, served as student coach.

Two UNH Law teams participated the Saul Lefkowitz International Trademark Association Competition held in New York. Second-year student Nicholas Scala and third-year student Brian Doigan won "Best Brief in the Region," and took "First Place Overall." Second-year students Melissa Atherton and Myomi Tse came in "Fourth Place Overall." Scala and Doigan will advance to the Eastern Region at the Nationals later in March.

UNH Law students also participated in several other competitions. Third-year student Amanda Godlewski and second-year student Alfredo Bonilla teamed up to compete in the 2011 Uvaldo Herrera Moot National Court Competition held New Orleans, LA, at the 5th Circuit Federal Appeals Court. Godlewski and Bonilla participated in two rounds at the competition, which was held this year in conjunction with the Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference. Second-year students Mindy Brown and Rita Patel participated in the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School BMI National Moot Court Competition. Team coaches were third-year students Stephen Chong and Georgia Ellis.

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