Ames First Semi-Final 2016

Ames First Semi-Final Round Results:

Best Brief: The Honorable Justice Albert L. Sachs Team

Best Overall Team: The Lucy Stone Memorial Team

Best Oralist: Caroline Trusty from The Lucy Stone Memorial Team


Presiding Judges:

The Honorable David Barron, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

The Honorable John J. McConnell, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island

The Honorable Fernande R.V. Duffly, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Participating Teams:

The Honorable Justice Albert L. Sachs Team (Appellant)

  • Andrew Ferguson
  • Alex Loomis, Oralist
  • Cassie Mitchell
  • Clara Spera, Oralist
  • Elyssa Spitzer
  • Maile Yeats-Rowe

The Lucy Stone Memorial Team (Appellee)

  • Michelle Adler
  • Victoria Hartmann
  • Helen Rave
  • Caroline Trusty, Oralist
  • Stefanie Tubbs
  • Mengjie Zou, Oralist

Arguing Avery v. Rex.

The two questions on appeal are:

  1. Whether the conditional dismissal of the § 1985 claim undermines the finality of the district court’s judgment and therefore deprives the Ames Circuit of appellate jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291.
  2. Whether the district court erred in granting summary judgment to Rex on Avery’s First Amendment claim.

 

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Leena is a 3L at HLS. She is from Tennessee. She received her B.A. in sociology and human rights from Columbia University. Prior to law school, Leena worked in communications at the NYCLU.

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