BROOKLYN, NY (April 2, 2011)—USD School of Law third-year students Kate Kirshbaum and Methab Sandhu took third place in the 26th annual Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition hosted by Brooklyn Law School on April 2. Kate also received the Best Oralist award for her advocacy in the preliminary rounds of the competition.
Thirty-six teams competed in the tournament from law schools such as New York University, Duke University, Georgetown, University of Southern California (USC), UC Hastings and Brigham-Young University. The Prince competition is one of the most prestigious and competitive tournaments on the moot court circuit.
The USD team was coached by Ed Silverman, a long-time, successful appellate advocate and current partner at Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez in San Diego. Silverman is certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He was recently included among the San Diego appellate attorneys honored by Super Lawyers® magazine and also named a Top Attorney semi-finalist in family law appeals by the San Diego Daily Transcript.
About the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition
The Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition is named in honor of the late Jerome Prince, renowned evidence scholar, teacher, and author of Prince on Evidence, who served as Dean of Brooklyn Law School from 1953-1971. The competition is hosted in the spring by the Moot Court Honor Society on Brooklyn Law School's campus in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. The Competition provides law students from across the country an opportunity to write an appellate brief addressing evidentiary issues in a contemporary context. Each year, distinguished scholars and judges join the competition's final bench.
About the University of San Diego School of Law
The University of San Diego School of Law is a center of academic excellence focused on preparing its students for legal practice in the new century. One of the most selective law schools in the country, the School of Law’s nationally recognized faculty create a demanding, yet welcoming environment that emphasizes individualized education. USD law school graduates consistently score higher than the state average on the California Bar Exam and go on to practice law throughout the country and abroad, forming an influential network of alumni. USD School of Law is one of only 81 law schools in the country to have a chapter of the Order of the Coif, the most distinguished rank of American law schools. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.