Mercer Receives Best Brief in John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition

Mercer’s team of second year students Christiane Cochrane, Geoff Bard and Catherine Bishop competed in the John J. Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition and took home the award for Best Respondent’s Brief. The competition was hosted by Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey on March 23-24. Mercer’s team advanced to the quarterfinals before losing a close match to Ohio Northern Law School.

Professor Jim Fleissner coached the team and praised their efforts saying, “Mercer’s team prepared diligently, performed superbly and represented the law school and Mercer Advocacy Council with great skill and professionalism.” Additionally, 3L Tom Allmond served as the student coach.