A Note From Student Director
David Mattern ’13
It has been an honor to direct this year’s Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition and final arguments, part of the Paul Weiss Moot Court Program. Over the past six months, four finalists were winnowed from a field of 45 contestants. They have toiled to perfect their briefs and survived oral arguments with demanding alumni judges. They have handled a challenging problem with poise, and I expect each of them to shine in the final round.
The competition, now in its 88th year, is a venerated tradition of this Law School; I am grateful to be a part of it. It was touching to see scores of alumni, representing six decades of graduates, return to the Law School to share their wisdom and experience. Many of the judges had fascinating insights into the problem and, more broadly, into the financial crisis.
As the political branches grapple with ways to prevent future crises, they must work within the bounds of our tripartite federal system. This year’s competitors have done a remarkable job exploring those boundaries.