AWARDS, NEWS & EVENTS
Each year, students may receive awards recognizing their outstanding advocacy skills both in the law school’s internal Bryon L. Warnken Moot Court Competition and in the outside competitions they attend to represent UBalt Law!
2019-20 Annual Awards Ceremony
The Board of Advocates hosts an annual awards ceremony to welcome the new members of UBalt Law’s Moot Court Teams. During the event, the students with the Best Brief Score, Best Oral Advocacy Score, and Best Overall Score will be recognized. Beginning in 2020, top competitors showcase their skills by arguing their cases before distinguished alumni and the newest class of 1L students. A reception follows.
2019-20 Byron L. Warnken Competition Winners
Are you an alum of an advocacy team, whether trial team or moot court? If so, we would like to hear from you if your award is not on this list. Please contact Kevin Reinoso so we can honor you!
UBalt Law student Adanna Smith, J.D. '19, won Best Oral Advocate at the National Black Law Student Association's Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition in March 2019. She also won first place and Best Oral Advocate at the regional competition in February 2019.
The UBalt Law Tax Moot Court Team was named second runner-up for oral argument in the 2019 National Tax Moot Court Competition.
The UBalt Law Tax Moot Court Team finished in fourth place in the oral argument portion of the 2018 National Tax Moot Court Competition held in Saint Pete Beach, Florida.
The UBalt Law Tax Moot Court Team garnered the award for second runner-up for Oral Argument in the 2017 National Tax Moot Court Competition held in Saint Pete Beach, Florida.
UBalt Law's Inter-American Court of Human Rights Moot Court Team won the award for best brief in English at the 2018 Inter-American Court of Human Rights Moot Court competition.
UBalt Law's Inter-American Court of Human Rights Moot Court Team won the award for the best brief in English at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Moot Court competition in 2018 at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
The UBalt Law National Moot Court Team captured the regional runner-up award in the Region III final round of the 67th Annual National Moot Court Competition, held at the Angelos Law Center, as well as the award for best brief in Region III.
Michele Lambert, a member of the UBalt Law team for the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition, won Best English Oralist for the Victims in 2016, a first for UBalt Law.
The UBalt School of Law's Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team advanced to the semi-final top 4 in 2016, winning the entire regional competition. Adam Shareef was awarded the best oralist. After advancing to Nationals, the team took second place in the entire competition.
UBalt Law's William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Team placed 1st runner-up on brief nationally, and advanced to the semi-finals in oral argument, placing 2nd runner-up nationally.
UBalt Law's John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team took home awards for 2nd best Petitioner Brief in 2016 and placed in the top 4.