Twelve 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 80 teams from the eastern part of the United States in this year’s competition.
The Sem students competed in six teams of two players each, and the team of seniors Leah Goldberg, Wilkes-Barre, and Harold Roberts, New York City, N. Y. placed fifth in the tournament, while the team of juniors Alxis Boyle, Canadensis, and Salvadore Diaz, Avoca, placed sixth. Roberts and Boyle also were recognized as top attorneys in the competition, and senior Alaina Schukraft, Dallas, received an honorable mention award.
In addition, Wyoming Seminary was the only team in the tournament to place four teams in the competition’s third round and three teams in the fourth round.
The Sem Moot Court team was advised by Sem teacher coach Adam Carlisle and attorney advisors Clancy Boylan, Esq., Fellerman&Ciarimboli, PC; Abigail M. Faett, Esq., Post&Schell, PC; and Nicole M. Santo, Esq., Hourigan, Kluger&Quinn, PC.
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.