DePaul moot court team earns top honors in Chinese intellectual property competition

A DePaul College of Law moot court team comprised of four first-year students placed third in the 2014 Beijing Foreign Studies University-Wanhuida Cup Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition in Beijing, China, on May 24 and 25. 

Teammates Precious Allen, Joseph Klein, Destinee Moyer and Shin Young Jo competed against 13 teams from Australia, China, Taiwan and the United States. DePaul's brief was ranked 4th overall and team member Precious Allen won the competition's Best Oralist Award. Shin Young Jo also was recognized as an outstanding oralist. 

Professor Len Cavise coached the team in Beijing, and professors Michael Grynberg, Joshua Sarnoff, Anthony Volini and Michael Graham prepared the team prior to the competition. 

This year, student teams performed and received feedback from a prestigious line-up of judges, including: a Minnesota Supreme Court justice, an assistant general counsel of Microsoft, the chief judge of Beijing's intellectual property appellate court, the legal management director of China’s Trademark Office, three senior partners from China’s largest intellectual property law firms, and four faculty experts from the United States, China and Australia.

The BFSU-Wanhuida Cup, now in its seventh year, is organized by Beijing Foreign Studies University, a longstanding partner of DePaul’s Asian Legal Studies Institute, directed by Professor Jerold Friedland.