Moot Court Success at National Tournament

January 19, 2011

California State University, Long Beach participated in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s National Tournament, at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans on January 14 and 15. Two teams won awards and one reached the round of 16; just the fifth CSULB team to do so.

Tim Appelbaum became the second student in CSULB history to reach the sweet 16 twice. Appelbaum and Reema Abboud are the only students to reach the elimination rounds three times and will graduate with records unlikely to be matched.

Three students won a combined four awards (two for oration and two for written brief). CSULB speakers, Alex Lohman and Matthew Gunter, were 4th and 11th respectively. Appelbaum and Lohman were honored for their petitioner written brief.

In the run up to the national tournament, the Long Beach Bar honored Aaron Sibley and Jillian Ewan with separate $250 awards for their performance at the regional tournament.