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.