Wyoming Sem Students Win Moot Court Awards

Fourteen Wyoming Seminary students recently competed in the Princeton University Spring Moot Court Tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious moot court tournaments in the country and featuring nearly 70 teams from throughout the United States in this year’s competition.

The Sem students competed in seven teams of two players each, and the team of juniors Samantha Immidisetti and Meghna Melkote placed fourth.

Melkote and senior Paige Allen of Mountain Top also were recognized as top attorneys in the competition and received gavels in recognition of their outstanding individual achievement.

They were two of only six students to receive the honor

Allen also was one of only two students to receive the top rank in all four of her preliminary trials. The Sem Moot Court team was

advised by Sem teacher coaches Adam Carlisle and David Johnson, and attorney advisors Attys. Paul Galante, Guerline L. Laurore, Joseph C. Rudy and Zach Watkins.

Moot court is a simulation of an appeals court or Supreme Court hearing in which student attorneys prepare and present oral arguments in front of a panel of judges.