Julianna Rubin, 2L
Miami Law's team of Julianna Rubin and Nicholas Mucerino, both 2Ls, took home an award for best oral advocacy in the Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition in February 2020. They beat out 40 teams and over 100 participants to win the award. The team was advised by J.D./LL.M. in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law graduate Evan Green and current LL.M. student Aaron Caputo, who had previously competed at Tulane.
"When I heard our school called I was in disbelief," said Rubin. "Honestly I feel very blessed to be recognized with such a prestigious award chosen by some of the most important executives in the industry. It proved that all the hard work I had put in over winter break had paid off, in a very big way."
The Tulane International Baseball Arbitration Competition, in its 13th year, is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball (MLB). Like most law school moot court competitions, the National Baseball Arbitration Competition's main goal is to provide participants with the opportunity to sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills. The competition, however, is unique in that it allows law students to sharpen these skills within the specialized context of MLB's salary arbitration proceedings.