Boyd’s Society of Advocates Continues a Winning Tradition

April 07, 2016
Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Competition
Congratulations to Boyd’s SOA team for winning second place at the Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Competition. From left: Ninth Circuit Judge Andrew Hurwitz, student Hayley Miller (3L), Third Circuit Judge Jane Roth, student Erik Foley (3L), Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, student Emily Haws (2L), and Tenth Circuit Judge Paul Kelly 
Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition
The Boyd School of Law hosted the inaugural Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition April 1-3. From left: Boyd School of Law Dean Dan Hamilton, SOA President Chelsea Lancaster, Frank A. Schreck, and Competition Chair Stephanie Getler 
ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition
The Boyd team (left to right) of student Michael Stannard, coach and Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution Graduate Fellow Jae Barrick, and student Katherine Maher receive their awards for winning the ABA Regional Competition. The team went on to represent Boyd at the ABA National Client Counseling Competition April 1-2 at Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. 

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law’s Society of Advocates (SOA) successfully tackled a full caseload this past weekend: The student organization participated in three competitions across the country and even organized one of its own here at home. 

At Fordham University School of Law in New York City, two Boyd SOA teams competed in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. Congratulations to Professor Lori Johnson and her student team of Erik Foley, Emily Haws, and Hayley Miller on winning second place in the competition, and to Professor Jeanne Price and her student team of Adrienne Brantley and Michael Matzke for their outstanding performance. 

Over in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown University Law Center, Professors Marketa Trimble and Lori Johnson and their student team of Andrea Orwoll and Michael Viets won Best New Team at The Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. Congratulations to the team
on an impressive performance – advancing to the semi-final round in
what was the law school’s first appearance at the competition. 

In Waco, Texas, the Boyd student team of Katherine “KC” Maher and Michael Stannard performed well in the American Bar Association (ABA) National Client Counseling Competition held at Baylor Law School. The duo, who advanced after winning the ABA Regional Client Counseling Competition here at Boyd, was coached by Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution Graduate Fellow Jae Barrick '13. 

Rounding out the weekend of activity, the Boyd School of Law had the pleasure of hosting the inaugural Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition. Mr. Schreck, the competition’s namesake, is chair of the Gaming Law Group at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP. For
more than 40 years, he has played an important role in shaping the
realm of gaming law. 

Special thanks and recognition to Mr. Schreck for his ongoing support of the law school, and to the following members of the Boyd community for their help in making this inaugural event a success: distinguished gaming practitioners; state and federal judges; SOA Moot Court Competition Committee; Professor and SOA Advisor Chad Schatzle; Gaming Law
Moot Court Competition Chair Stephanie Getler; SOA President Chelsea
Lancaster; Boyd's Real Estate Law Society VP of Events Adam Ellis; Professor Tom McAffee; Lawyering Process Professors Linda Berger, Sara Gordon, Lori Johnson, and Rebecca Scharf; and Boyd alumni, faculty, and staff. 

The SOA is an honorary, co-curricular student organization that seeks to foster superior written and oral advocacy, as well as counseling and dispute resolution skills. Members hone these skills by competing in interscholastic advocacy competitions all over the country.