Duquesne University School of Law

2L students win National Security Law Moot Court Competition in D.C.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A team of second-year students from Duquesne Law, Allen Page and Karissa Murphy, won first place in the Harold H. Greene and Joyce Hens Green National Security Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., this weekend. The Duquesne students beat teams from Fordham Law School, Georgetown Law Center, George Washington School of Law, and University of Virginia School of Law.

The prestigious competition featured a distinguished panel of judges, including Kiran Raj, deputy general counsel at the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security; Colonel Denise Lind, chief judge, First Judicial Circuit, U.S. Army Trial Judiciary; and the Hon. Andrew Effron, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and current director of the Military Justice Review Group. 

This is the first year Duquesne’s Appellate Moot Court Board was invited to the competition. Devon Ferris, L’16, coached Page and Murphy and traveled with the students to the George Washington University Law School competition.

Adjunct Professor Erin Karsman directs Duquesne’s Appellate Advocacy Program

Faculty Referenced In Article

Erin Karsman, J.D.Appellate Advocacy Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor