Miami Law Students Win National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition


Miami Law continues its moot court successes with another victory at the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition this past weekend at the Widener University School of Law in Delaware. The top team was comprised of second-year students Melissa Goldman, Alicia Kobasky, and Scott Perry. Goldman was named Best Oralist in the competition. The team was coached by private attorney David LaValle.

The Final Round was held on Sunday before Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court, as well as Judges of the Court of Equity (specializing in corporate disputes). Twenty-four teams participated in the competition. On the way to the championship, UM beat very formidable teams, including the team from Georgetown Law School.

"This victory maintains our placement among the elite moot court programs in the country," said Adjunct Professor and Assistant Public Defender Harvey Sepler.

The Corporate Competition is an interscholastic appellate moot court competition sponsored by the Moot Court Honor Society of the Widener University School of Law. The competition focuses on the area of corporate law. Each round of the competition is judged by attorneys and judges from the bench and bar of Delaware and nearby Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The problem argued contained at least two corporate issues of current legal relevance