Columbia Students Place High in Native American Law Moot Court Competition


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New York, March 1, 2011—Columbia Law School students were among the top finishers at the National Native American Law Students Association moot court competition held Feb. 25-26 at the Law School.
A Law School team, Jenny Patten ’13 and Jason Hipp ’13, finished third in the best team category, which was won by a team from the University of Hawaii—William S. Richardson School of Law. The University of Washington was second.
In other categories, Amy Conners ’13 was named best oralist for the competition, while Elizabeth Moulton ’12 and Inbar Gal ’13, finished third in the best brief category. Caitlin Giaimo ’13 and Andrea McChristian ’13 advance to the round of 16.
Complete results for the moot court can be seen at
The competition attracted 162 students and coaches, representing 66 teams from some 30 schools nationwide.
“It was the best turnout we ever had for the national competition,” said Kyle Kolb ’11, director of this year’s competition and third-year representative of the Law School’s Native American Law Students Association chapter, which was founded in 1989 to foster academic support for Native American students and others interested in American Indian Legal issues.
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