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Moriarity First-Year Moot Court Competition 2021

Pepperdine Caruso Law's annual Col. John L. and Maria Moriarity First-Year Moot Court Competition final round was held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The final round judges consisted of Caruso Law alumnus James S. Azadian (JD ' 01) of Dykema Gossett PLLC, Hon. Rita L. Badhan of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and Hon. Ryan J. Wright of the Ventura County Superior Court. C. Cassius Malcolm II served as the bailiff for the final round. The competition donor, Col. John Moriarity, who contributes to the competition fund annually, was also able to attend the final round.

At the end of the competition, Daniel Foster and Mikaela Clinton were awarded first place with a $500 cash prize. In second place, Niyati Patel and Kate Popick will each receive $250. Congratulations to all the first-year students who competed.

The Moot Court Board leadership team host the annual competition. This year's Moot Court Board Moriarity Competition Co-Chairs were Samantha Doody and Allen Martin. Temilola Blessing Akinsilo, the Moot Court Board Vice Chair, and Equiana Brown, the Moot Court Board Chair, were also crucial to the competition's success, while the Moot Court Board faculty advisor, Professor Tiffany Williams, supervised the competition. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to Pepperdine Caruso Law's Appellate Advocacy Program.

For more information about the competition, please view the final round program here.