PUBLISHED:March 04, 2011

Duke Law students win moot court honors

Andrea Hamilton ’11 and Zack Linowitz ’12 took first place at the Luke Charles Moore Invitational Moot Court Competition, hosted by Howard University School of Law Feb. 25-26, 2011.

In addition to winning the tournament, the team also won runner-up best brief. Caroline Mix ’11 was the team’s coach.

The Luke Charles Moore Invitational at Howard University School of Law is the nation’s preeminent civil rights moot court tournament. This year, students from all over the country argued the constitutionality of two mock statutes seeking to regulate ethnic studies classes in public schools and illegal immigrant identification and detainment by state law enforcement. Final round judges included the Honorable Andre M. Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Inez Smith Reid of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Read more about Duke Law’s moot court programs here.

Read more about the competition at Howard here.