Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court team places as national quarterfinalists

From left: LSU Law Prof. Paul West, LSU Law National Gaming Law Moot Court team coaches Michael West and Jack Stanley, Bill Boyd, and team members Jessica Thomas, Nathan Judge, and Coulter McMahen.

The LSU Law Center’s Schreck National Gaming Law Moot Court Competition team — students Nathan Judge, Coulter McMahen, and Jessica Thomas — placed as National Quarterfinalists at the Gaming Law Moot, which was held March 31-April 2 in Las Vegas, Nev.  The Law Center’s Schreck National Gaming Law Moot Court Competition team was coached by Mr. Jack Stanley (‘11) of Phelps Dunbar LLP and Mr. Michael West (‘11) of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.

The Law Center’s team also had a special lunch meeting in Las Vegas with gaming industry leader Bill Boyd. Mr. Boyd is the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Boyd Gaming Corporation, one of the largest and most successful casino entertainment companies in the United States, owning and operating 24 gaming properties in seven states – Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.  The team’s lunch with Mr. Boyd was arranged by LSU Law adjunct professor Paul S. West (’80), also of Baker Donelson.

The Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition is hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – William S. Boyd School of Law. The competition focuses on emerging issues at the intersection of gaming law and regulation. Competitors hone their appellate advocacy skills before prominent jurists and gaming practitioners in the gaming capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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