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Student Activities and Involvement
In addition to the new knowledge and expertise you'll acquire at the College of Law, you have a wide array of choices when it comes to becoming an active participant in campus life. In Moot Court, the Academic Publications/Journals, Student Senate, and the rest of our 30+ recognized student organizations, students have a variety of opportunities to get involved in ways that supplement their academic pursuits and make valuable connections.
The Staff in the Office of Student Life are your student organization and program experts ready to engage you in leadership building, event planning, service projects, and so much more. Our staff advocate for student involvement as we recognize its value in personal and scholarly success. Join your fellow students by participating in a recognized student organization; volunteering; or even launching your own student group.
Your chance to make a difference is now - Get Involved!
Moot Court Competition
Pictured is the 2010-11 Syracuse Jessup Team: Coach & Professor Lucille Rignanese L’99, Ben Snyder L’12, Michael Kaplan L’11, Jason Hirata L’12, Mikala Steenholdt L’12, Nina Hong L’11, and Meghan Gilligan L’12.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.
This year, the College of Law team won all four of its preliminary rounds and advanced to the quarterfinals, ranked in 5th place, above Brooklyn Law School, NYU, and Yale, and just below Columbia, Harvard, and Cornell. The team lost in a hotly contested match to Columbia, who went on to win the regional competition.
The team's written submissions won an award in the category of Best Memorial. Out of the nearly 100 oralists in the competition, Nina Hong won the top oralist award, and Michael Kaplan was ranked 5th.