Earlier this year, Michael P. Bellis (JD ’23) and Kathleen Naccarato (JD ’24), two Northwestern Pritzker School of Law students, won awards for submitting the best papers in their respective Law ...
On February 1, a team from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law won the New York City Bar Association’s National Moot Court competition for the first time in the 68-year history of the contest. Taylor Mullaney (JD ’18), LJ Pavletic (JD ’18), and Brendan Gerdes (JD ’18) beat a team from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law to take home the top prize.
Over 160 teams from more than 100 law schools participated in the competition, which was co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mullaney was also given the best oralist award, with Pavletic coming in second place. The team’s brief was fourth overall, and they swept six oral argument rounds throughout the competition.
The team was coached by Sarah O’Rourke Schrup, a clinical associate professor of law and director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Appellate Advocate Center.
“I am so incredibly proud of their hard work and impressed by their unflappability and earnest advocacy. It was such an honor to be by their side during this competition,” Schrup said.
Last week, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law welcomed incoming students to the Law School with a week of campus-wide events to celebrate the start of the 2023-24 academic year.
On Friday, May 12, 643 graduates from 35 places around the globe joined faculty, family, and friends for the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s 2023 convocation ceremony at the Chicago Theatre.