Cooley Students Excel at National Moot Court Competition
February 8, 2012 – Four Cooley Law School students competed at the National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition at Whittier Law School Feb. 3-4, and all four found success.
"They have have something to crow about," said one of the team's coaches, Professor Evelyn Calogero.
Team members Katherine Garretto and Sarah Pixler advanced to the semi-final round and received honors for writing the competition's third best brief. Cooley Tonya Krause-Phelan coached the team of Garretto and Pixler.
In addition, students Colin Maguire and Andrew Kraszewski brought home Top 10 advocates honors. Kraszewski was the competition's 10th Best Advocate, and Maguire was the competition's fourth Best Advocate.
Calogero said that judges in the competition had high praise for Colin Maguire's argument, "One judge said, 'In the 32 years that I have been coaching and judging moot court competitions, I have never seen a better advocate,' and another said "You are a law student, right? You aren't yet a practicing attorney?' "
Calogero coached the team of Maguire and Kraszewski.
Calogero said that she Krause-Phelen "are very proud of what the students accomplished this weekend. Way to go!"
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