A Note from the Student Co-Directors
Sarah Mac Dougall ’16 (left) and Sydney A. Egnasko ’16
Sarah Mac Dougall ’16 and Sydney A. Egnasko ’16
It has been an honor to serve as co-directors of the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition of the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Moot Court Program in our final year of law school. The problem that we created is a culmination of much of what we have learned and experienced over the past three years, and it has been truly rewarding to see this problem come to life.
Over the past eight months, we have enjoyed working with this year’s 47 competitors. We have been overwhelmingly impressed by their commitment, enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and rigor, and enjoyment throughout. It was an incredibly tough series of decisions that led to the finals, which we are sure will include some of the best law student oral advocates in the country.
We are grateful to be a part of this competition, now in its 91st year. It was humbling to meet the alumni of the Law School, representing more than six decades of graduates. We hope that a diverse array of other alums will continue to use the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court as a way to connect back to current Columbia Law School students.
To all the competitors, judges, bailiffs, professors, and fellow moot court directors, it was an honor to work with you all. We hope you enjoy this problem’s upcoming final arguments as much as we enjoyed creating it.