USD Law Appellate Moot Court National Team Members Win First Place at Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition West Regional

USD Law Appellate Moot Court National Team Members Win First Place at Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition West Regional

San Francisco (February 6, 2016) – Two members of the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law’s Appellate Moot Court National Team, Alina Litoshyk and Emily Reber, won first place at the 25th Annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, West Regional. The regional competition was held February 6, 2016 at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. With their first place finish, Litoshyk and Reber advance to the National Finals to be held in Washington, D.C., March 12, 2016.

The competition introduces law students to important issues arising in U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. Students develop their brief writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom experience. The competition is open to teams of students from U.S. accredited law schools. Approximately 80 teams of law students participate in the competition each year. This year's problem addressed issues concerning trademark infringement and cancellation of a registered mark.

Litoshyk is currently a 3L student graduating with a concentration in Intellectual Property. Her undergraduate degree was in Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology, from the University of Washington.

Reber is currently a 2L student interested in pursuing a career in criminal prosecution. She received her bachelor of arts in history in 2014 from the University of the Pacific. She also minored in pre law.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

The University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). 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.


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