Congratulations to Gonzaga Law School’s two National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams, which competed admirably in the regional competition in St. Louis just before spring break.
The team of Joe Brown, Blake Hilty, and Evan Marques advanced to the semi-finals before losing a close round.
The team of Dan Gividen, Jennifer Jackson, and Tamera Kelly advanced to the finals, where the three judges split: one for them, one for the other team (Houston), and one tied. The Houston team then won on a tie-breaker (total points).
“Although all of us are disappointed not to be advancing to the national rounds next month, I want to emphasize how wonderful the team members are,” said their coach and advisor Prof. Stephen Sepinuck.
“They are all accomplished advocates, both orally and in writing.”
Adding to their talent, he said, “are amazing degrees of dedication and industry. Each of them is a credit to the school and I have been privileged to work with them over the last several months.
“If you see them, please join me in thanking them for representing Gonzaga so well.”