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Environmental Law Moot Court team places second in national competition

The LSU Law National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team of Kelsey Balzli, Molly Reinhardt, coach Karen Blakemore and Patrick Voelker.

The LSU Law National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team took second place overall at this year’s competition on Feb. 24.

The team — comprised of students Kelsey Balzli, Molly Reinhardt, and Patrick Voelker and coach Karen Blakemore — competed against more than 60 teams from around the country at Pace University in White Plains, N.Y., from Feb. 21-24. Baylor University won the competition.

LSU Law also had four other teams competing over the weekend.

Two teams competed in the Moran-Thrash ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in New York City. The Gold Team of Kaylyn Blosser, Torrie Lawson, and Daniel Price won 1st Place Best Brief and placed as Semifinalists overall. The Purple Team of John Griffin, M.J. Hernandez, and Markeya Scott placed as Quarterfinalists, and M.J. Hernandez received the 10th Place Best Individual Oralist award

Both teams were coached by Professor Kathy Simino.

The Transactional Law Meet team of Carmen Guidry, Spencer Johnson, and Michael Kostruba competed in regional rounds in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Law Center’s Transactional LawMeet team is coached by Eric Landry (LSU Law ’06) and Troy Villa (LSU Law ’90), both of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP.

The National Transactional LawMeet is the premier interscholastic competition for law students interested in corporate and transactional practice. The LawMeet provides future business lawyers a taste of “doing deals.”

LSU Law’s Jessup International Law Team braved the snow and argued in the US Pacific regional rounds in Portland, Ore. Team members are Ahmed Soussi, Sohil Sharedalal, Briana Falcon, and William VanDehei.

Congratulations to all students for their outstanding performances!