New York Law School a Finalist in Major Moot Court Competition

Pictured left to right: Joshua Mitts 3L, student coach Ronald Cosme 3L, and Christopher Fernandez 2L

New York Law School was a finalist in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition for the Brooklyn region, which ran from February 16 to 18.

The event is a moot court competition in which students write a brief and make oral arguments before a simulated U.S. Supreme Court. The case scenario was a Title IX challenge, Chilton State University v. Jane Doe, involving a student’s claim that her university had not properly investigated her claim of sexual assault by a fellow student at an off-campus fraternity house, or her claims of ongoing sexual harassment.

New York Law School’s team consisted of Christopher Fernandez 2L and Joshua Mitts 3L, coached by Ronald Cosme 3L. In addition to the team’s strong performance, Christopher Fernandez was named Best Oral Advocate in the Brooklyn region.

“These students have worked hard to develop tremendous advocacy skills, as reflected by this recognition, which will serve them well no matter where their careers take them,” said Professor Susan J. Abraham, Faculty Advisor for New York Law School’s Moot Court Association.

The New York Law School Moot Court Association is one of the largest and most successful student-run moot court organizations in the nation and routinely represents the School at national competitions.