Justin DiGennaro '15 Awarded Best Oralist at Paul, Weiss Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Finals
New York, April 23, 2015—Four Columbia Law School students put their appellate skills to the test before a panel of U.S. Court of Appeals judges, addressing complicated questions dealing with housing discrimination, administrative law, and constitutional standing requirements at the Paul, Weiss Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition at Columbia Law School on April 16.
|(from left) Elizabeth Cruikshank ’15, Justin DiGennaro ’15, Peter Fountain ’15, and Eric Konopka ’15 compete in front of a panel of federal judges in the final round of the Paul, Weiss Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court competition.|
|U.S. Court of Appeals Judges (from left) David F. Hamilton, Robert D. Sack ’63, and Paul J. Watford tested the students' appellate advocacy skills with probing questions on the laws at issue in the case.|
|(from left) Cruikshank and DiGennaro congratulate each other on their wins, and Professors Daniel C. Richman, Olatunde Johnson, and Gillian E. Metzger '96 talk with Konopka after the competition.|
Gillian Lester, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law, left, Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Director Kenneth T. Hagan '15 (in bow tie) and Philip M. Genty, the Everett B. Birch Innovative Teaching Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility, applaud the students' performance after the competition.
Genty oversees the Law School’s Moot Court Program.
|After the competition, the Paul, Weiss Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court finalists and judges posed for a picture before enjoying a reception with Columbia Law School students, faculty, and friends and family members.|