Congratulations to Ben Shepard, FYOAC Champion!

The Moot Court Board is thrilled to congratulate Ben Shepard on his victory in last week’s First Year Oral Advocacy Competition! 

Mr. Shepard represented the State of Harlan in the final round of the competition. Judge Stumbo, Judge Chauvin, Judge Moore, and Professor Cross commented on his use of precedent case law and his ability to handle tough questions from the bench. 

The judges also complimented Petitioner Corey Shiffman on his argument, acknowledging his excellent use of the facts and overall tone and polish in his presentation. Both competitors faced a very hot panel and handled questions as experienced appellate advocates.   

Mr. Shepard and Mr. Shiffman should both be very proud of their performance during the finals and throughout the competition. Thank you to all competitors who participated!

Additionally, thank you to the Moot Court Board, FYOAC committee members, and especially Michael McGee and Lacey Gullett for their help preparing for and executing the final round of the competition.  Thanks to all of you, the competition was a success!