Julia Wingfield Wins 8th Annual Hancock Estabrook 1L Oral Advocacy Competition

Posted on Friday 2/9/2018
1L Julia Wingfield with Dean Craig M. Boise, Hon. Brenda Sannes, and Hon. Therese Wiley Dancks L'91.

Congratulations to Julia Wingfield, who won the 8th Annual Hancock Estabrook 1L Oral Advocacy Competition on Feb 8., 2018, edging out Joseph Mallek. The final was delayed one day by a winter storm, but the problem at hand helped students, judges, and spectators think of spring. 3L Tom DeBernardis wrote an interesting problem about the risks one assumes as a spectator at a baseball game.

Following arguments, judges Hon. Brenda Sannes, Hon. Therese Wiley Dancks L'91, and Dean Craig M. Boise named the competition winner, Wingfield having argued on behalf of respondent the "Salt City Prowlers Baseball Club". 

In addition to DeBarnardis, the competition was organized by Moot Court Executive Director 3L Ryan Lefkowitz and Faculty Director of the Moot Court Honor Society Professor Kathleen O'Connor. Professor Richard Risman served as an evaluator, and Moot Court Honor Society members judged earlier rounds. 

The College of Law thanks Hancock Estabrook PLLC, who since 2013 has generously sponsored this important opportunity to introduce basic oral argument skills and the art of preparing and delivering an argument.