2L Hannon Vey LaPlace and 3L Bruce Hamilton advanced to the semifinal round of the 2010 National Security Law Moot Court Competition held Feb. 13-14 at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Hamilton and LaPlace were one of eight teams out of 21 that advanced to the semifinal round, including teams from New York Law School, Villanova University, Cornell University, Florida State University, University of Miami, Duke University and George Washington University.
In the semifinal round, LSU competed against the Cornell team, which advanced to the final round and fell to FSU. It is the first time LSU has sent a team to the competition, which is more than two decades old. Judges for the final round included former CIA Director James Woolsey, former D.C. Appeals Court Judge Patricia Wald, and former National Security Council General Counsel Richard Klingler.
The LSU team did a terrific job in our first outing to this competition. Thanks to Todd Bruno, the members of the moot court board for their help, and, of course to all the professors who helped judge the practice rounds. Professor Ed Richards is the team’s sponsor.