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Vale Competition Winners


Delaware Law School congratulates the team from Mercer University School of Law, which won the 29th-annual Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition.

The school edged out the team from Michigan State University College of Law to secure the win. The Mercer University School of Law team was made up of Brian Aplin, Milinda Brown and Justin Sanders.

The Michigan State team was comprised of Andrew McInnis, Brandon Heritier-Schumacher and Michael Foster, McInnis took home the best oral advocate honor.

They argued Sunday, March 19 before a final-round bench comprised of Delaware Superior Court President Judge Jan R. Jurden, Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights, III, Delaware Court of Chancery Former Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb, Delaware Court of Chancery Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard and T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law and Professor of Law at Fordham Law School Sean J. Griffith (Our Distinguished Speaker). 

The national competition is a point of pride at Delaware Law School. It introduces participants to the cutting edge of corporate law, an experience Delaware Law is uniquely positioned to provide as the state’s only law school. It draws on the resources of its Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, and on the depth of the state’s distinguished corporate legal community, to provide an unparalleled experience for the competitors who travel to the First State.

The event is hosted annually by Delaware Law School’s Moot Court Honor Society under the direction of the society’s executive board and competition chairperson. This year that was student Veronica Vizzard. 

Other honors went to the team from University of Oklahoma College of Law, comprised of Alex Sokolosky and Nicole Ward, who took home the award for best brief.