This marks the first time that a team from the School of Law has earned a spot in the prestigious NAAC Championship, set for April 4-6 in Chicago and will feature 27 teams.
Molinero and Kocelko argued both on and off brief a total of five times over three days before being declared regional champions. In addition, the School of Law team of Andrew Griffin and Bethany Willard finished as semi-finalists in the regional competition.
The NAAC, which is the largest moot court competition in the country, focuses on the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Competitors participate in a hypothetical appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, including writing a brief as either a respondent or petitioner and arguing the case before a mock court.