Tatum Lowe and Nicole Geiser Reach Final Round of ILC Cup Competition
Pepperdine Caruso Law rising third-year student Tatum Lowe and recent graduate Nicole Geiser (JD '21) have reached the final championship round of the inaugural ILC Cup sports arbitration and moot competition. The competition is sponsored by the law firm of Ingles Laurel Calderon, the leading sports law firm in the Philippines. The competition started out with eight teams, including Pepperdine Caruso Law and Marquette University Law School from the United States. The competition includes three rounds with elimination, semifinal, and championship rounds. For each round the teams were presented with a different problem, submitted a written portion called the memorial, and then presented oral arguments.
Tatum and Nicole won in the elimination and semifinal rounds of the competition and will compete in the final championship round on July 2. The ILC Cup was a semester-long competition starting in January, and since the Caruso Law team made it to the championship round, Tatum and Nicole will continue to compete until the competition concludes on July 4. Additionally, since there is a 15-hour time difference between the Philippines and California, Tatum and Nicole usually presented their arguments at night, with the semifinal oral arguments from 10PM-11:30PM.
Tatum and Nicole have earned the following recognitions at the ILC Cup:
- Elimination Round: Tatum Lowe, Best Oral Advocate Award
- Semifinal Round: Tatum Lowe, Best Oral Advocate Award; Nicole Geiser and Tatum Lowe, Best Memorial Award