National Team Champions

The USD School of Law Appellate Moot Court Board has traveled to numerous tournaments over several decades. This page serves to highlight some of USD Moot Court’s victories in the championship rounds of those tournaments. While the Board does not always return to the same tournaments each year, those tournaments remain a part of the Board’s rich history of competition and success.

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition 

  • 2008 Regional
  • 1977 Regional – Brandon Becker & Elizabeth Northridge

ACTL National Moot Court Competition

  • 1983 Regional – Sarah L. Bunge, J. Ernesto Grijalva, & Seth B. Madnick
  • 1981 Regional

AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition

  • 2002 – Todd Drake & Melanie Ronen

Capital University’s National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law

  • 2017 – Kendra Tovey & Ryan Ramos 
  • 2015 – Kelsey Hathaway & Keith Van Wagner 

Emory University School of Law Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

  • 2014 – Jillian Ewan & Bob Schultz

Florida Bar Tax Section National Tax Moot Court Competition

  • 1999

NAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition

  • 2008 Regional

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

  • 2018 Regional – Ryan Cannon & Stephanie Dusso
  • 2000 Regional – Kelly Menck, Brian Fogarty, Stefanie Valentini & Michael Samardzija
  • 1995 Regional

Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition

  • 1994
  • 1975 – Kay S. Kuns, J. Wesley Merritt & Judith S. Resnick
  • 1974 – Susan Fridenmaker, Jan Gonnerman & Dean A. Link
  • 1968

Vanderbilt University’s National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

  • 2000

*Please contact USD Moot Court if you have information regarding a tournament win not displayed here