Students reach semi-finals at National Security Law Moot Court Competition

On February 8 and 9, Palak Shah (JD candidate ’13) and Ben Ruffcorn (JD candidate ’14) attended the George Washington University Law School National Security Law Moot Court Competition, where 21 law schools from across the nation competed, including NYU, Virginia, Michigan, Duke and Georgetown.

This was the first time DePaul Law participated in the event. The Shah-Ruffcorn team made it to the semi-finals in the competition and received 2nd runner-up for best brief. Shah was awarded 2nd runner-up best overall competitor. Professor Alberto R. Coll coached the team through several practice rounds of oral argument and Professor Barry Kellman provided advice on the brief.

Following the proceedings, Professor Coll said, "Our students deserve our warmest congratulations for the impressive effort they put into the competition!"