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Jessup Moot Court Team Excels in Competition

In March, Whittier Law School’s Jessup International Moot Court Team traveled to the Pacific Regional Competition at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and performed exceptionally well. The team, consisting of Artoor Minas, Mike Ruttle, Kyle Varga, and Nona Atoyan, won three out their four preliminary rounds. They defeated teams from the University of Denver, the University of Oregon, and Thomas Jefferson Law School, finishing ahead of teams from UC Berkeley, USC, UC Davis and Loyola Law School (Los Angeles). The team barely missed advancing to the semifinals, finishing 10th out of 23 schools participating. All four students received very high individual scores, and garnered extensive praise from judges for their oral advocacy and ability to respond to difficult questions.