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USD Law Students Place in "Sweet Sixteen" at Duberstein Moot Court Competition
SAN DIEGO (March 19, 2010) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law placed within the top 16 teams at this year’s Duberstein Moot Court Competition at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
With more than 50 law schools participating, Jamie Altman and Jamie Duitz reached the round of the “Sweet Sixteen.” This was the highest oral argument finish for a team of second-year students from USD to date.
The Duberstein team members from USD who participated in the New York phase of the competition were: Jamie Altman, Jamie Duitz, James Hua and Andrew Minear. Alternate team members included: Daniel Shamir and Ryan Shera.
The team was coached by Associate Dean and Professor of Law Mary Jo Wiggins; by attorneys from Procopio Hargreaves Cory and Savitch LLP: Geraldine Valdez, Jeffrey Isaacs, and Philip Giacinti; and by attorney Edward Silverman of Sandler Lasry Laube Byer & Valdez.
Special thanks to John Ryan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (Retired); John Hargrove, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (Retired); Chief Judge Peter W. Bowie of the Southern District of California, Bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor, and Bankruptcy Judge Margaret Mann who opened up their courtrooms and presided at oral argument practice sessions before the New York competition.
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