Minnesota Law Students Make Strong Showing at McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court

Minnesota Law students and teams fared well at the recent William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition.

The team of Jackie Fielding, 3L, Nadia Mezic, 2L, and Chuqiao Yu, 2L, finished among the Top 3 briefs overall and advanced to the quarterfinals. Fielding also took home the Best Oral Advocate Award for the entire competition. 

The other team composed of 3Ls Jake Gray, Emily Franco, and Andrew Prunty also made an excellent showing among a field of 26 teams from across the country. 

The teams were coached by Professor Jon Lee.

The William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition promotes interest in all areas of civil rights law and helps interested students develop the oral advocacy and writing skills essential to be successful appellate practitioners. Teams write briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court on a problem involving a recent case in the field of civil rights and argue the case at the competition.

The 2020 competition was held February 21-22 at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law campus in St. Paul. 

Jon J. Lee