Elyse Evans ’17 Qualified for American Moot Court Association National Tournament
Elyse Evans ’17 is among three partnerships (six students) from The College of Wooster who have qualified for the American Moot Court Association (AMCA) National Tournament in Baton Rouge, La., on Jan. 17-18.
In a Wooster online news story, John Rudisill, associate professor of philosophy at Wooster and coach of the moot court team commented that, “The three teams we have representing Wooster at nationals will each be very competitive and capable of making a deep run in the tournament. I’m excited to see how they will argue on that national stage.”
Elyse and teammate Cecelia Payne not only qualified for nationals, but emerged as champions of the Windy City Regional, hosted by Loyola University Chicago School of Law November 8-9. Individually, Evans finished as the fifth-place individual orator.
According to the AMCA, moot court is a method of teaching law and legal skills that requires students to analyze and argue both sides of a hypothetical legal issue using procedures modeled after those employed in state and federal appellate courts. Congratulations, Elyse!