A Note from the Student Co-Directors
Angelica Tillander '17 and Chris Helwig '17
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 last year of law school. The problem that we created combines our passion for public interest lawyering and commitment to social justice with much of the substantive law we have learned during the last three years.
Over the past eight months, we have enjoyed working with this year’s 48 competitors. We have been truly impressed by their dedication, excitement, and intellectual rigor. We are sure that the final round will include some of the best law student advocates in the country.
It was an honor to meet so many alumni of the Law School, representing more than six decades of graduates. We hope that the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court will continue to serve as a way to connect a diverse group of alums with current Columbia Law School students.
We are thrilled to be a part of this competition, now in its 92nd year, and honored to have worked with all of the competitors, professors, bailiffs, and fellow moot court directors, without whom this competition would not be possible.
We hope that everyone enjoys this problem’s upcoming final arguments as much as we enjoyed creating it.
Chris Helwig ’17 and Angelica Tillander ’17