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Students excel at national animal law competition

February 16, 2010

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    Lewis & Clark Animal Law Competition team with Center for Animal Law Studies Executive Director Pamela Frasch and CALS Director for the Animal Law Clinic Kathy Hessler.

Seven Lewis & Clark law students participated at the 7th Annual National Animal Law Competition at Harvard Law School February 6-7. The Animal Law Competition is designed to test law students’ legal skills through exercises in appellate moot courts, closing arguments, legal writing, and lobbying. A total of 61 law students representing 22 law schools from around the country competed.

The 2010 Lewis & Clark team included:

  • Josh Allen  (moot court)
  • Mark Billingsley (moot court)
  • Jessica Su Johnson (closing argument and legislative drafting/lobbying)
  • Megan Lemire (legislative drafting/lobbying)
  • Bryan Telegin (moot court)
  • Erin Walkowiak (closing argument)
  • Tara Zuardo (moot court)

Telegin, who made it to the final round in 2009, and Billingsley earned a second-place finish in the appellate moot court competition. Walkowiak earned second place in the closing argument competition.

In this 2009 video, Kathy Hessler, director and clinical professor of the Animal Law Clinic, discusses the ways Lewis & Clark students prepare for the National Animal Law Competition.