04.01.12 — Two teams representing the School of Law's Intellectual Property Society competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition sponsored by the International Trademark Association (INTA). Of the 18 teams competing in the East Region, NUSL ranked #3 Overall, #3 in Oral Arguments and #3 in Brief. 

Now in its 21st year, the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition is an annual event honoring Saul Lefkowitz, whose entire distinguished career was dedicated to the development of trademark and unfair competition law. The competition introduces law students to important issues arising in US trademark and unfair competition law. Students develop their brief writing and oral advocacy skills in a mock courtroom experience.The competition is open to teams of students from US accredited law schools. Eighty teams of law students participated in the competition this year.

This is the third time NUSL has participated in this competition. Teams are self-directed student collaborations. The student teams included Daniel Fleisher and Nick Armington (brief and oral arguments), Lauren Brown and Lisa Lee (brief only), Tristan Walsh, Michael Cohen and Andrew Lynn (brief and oral arguments), Eli Young (brief only) and Garth Davis (oral argument only).

"We are very proud," said Professor Susan Montgomery. "NUSL was only one step removed from advancing to the national final competition."