A Note from Steven Zundell ’14
Student Director and Case Author
It has been an honor to direct this year’s Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition and final arguments, part of the Law School’s Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Moot Court Program. Over the past six months, I have enjoyed working with each of the fifty-six competitors. From that group of fifty-six competitors, four finalists emerged. This year’s finalists were faced with the challenge of tackling a new Record for the final round of the competition. They have worked to perfect their briefs and oral arguments and have handled the challenge with poise; I expect each of them to shine in the final round.
The competition, now in its 89th 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.
It is possible that the future will provide a greater degree of clarity to the Establishment Clause, Public Fora, and Campaign Finance doctrine. This year’s competitors have done a remarkable job exploring and confronting the boundaries of these difficult corners of the law.