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Florida State University Moot Court Team wins another national advocacy competition

Feb 01, 2010

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court  Team has won the 2010 National Security Law Moot Court Competition. This year’s competition was held February 13­14 in Washington, D.C., at George Washington  University Law School. This is the second time that Florida State has won first place in  the competition.

The winning team members were third­year law students Andrew Grogan, from  Melbourne, Florida, and Michael Redondo, from Miami, Florida. They were coached by  Judge Brad Thomas of the Florida First District Court of Appeal.

“We  are  all very proud  to be  celebrating another  victory  by our Moot Court  Team,” said Dean Don Weidner. “This superb win comes just one week after the team  won first place in this year’s national Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition.” 

Florida State defeated Cornell Law School in the final round of competition. Twenty­two teams participated in the competition, including those from Baylor Law School, Brigham Young University Law School, Duke Law School and the University of Michigan Law School. Richard Klingler, former general counsel to the National Security  Council, Patricia Wald, former chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the  District of Columbia Circuit, and James Woolsey, former director of the Central  Intelligence Agency, judged the final round of competition. 

February 2010