ULV College of Law earns second place finish in Hispanic National Bar Association’s National Moot Court Competition in New York

Ontario, Calif., March 17, 2008 – Ontario, Calif.-based University of La Verne College of Law is celebrating skill today, not luck, as it welcomes home its 2008 Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) Moot Court Team. Law students Solomon Cheifer and Rodrigo Suarez advanced to the final round of the HNBA’s two-day moot court competition on March 13-14, ultimately placing second out of 22 teams.

Held at the Crowne Plaza in New York, the 13th annual moot court competition, themed “Latinos on Wall Street: Shaping America’s Future Through Law and Finance,” was co-hosted by the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Foundation. Focusing on the breadth of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the competition tested students’ legal analysis, research, writing and oral presentation skills in a mock U.S. Supreme Court setting.

After months of preparation, Messrs. Cheifer and Suarez received the following awards and scholarships:

  • National Finalist (2nd place) Team: $1,500
  • 2nd Place Petitioner’s Brief Award: $250
  • 3rd Place Oralist Award (Solomon Cheifer): $100

“Rodrigo and Solomon argued wonderfully in every round of the competition. Those who judged their arguments were impressed by their knowledge, preparation and professionalism,” said co-coach Professor Kathy Garcia. “Professor Marshall and I extend our thanks to the administrators, faculty, classmates and alumni who helped our team prepare by judging practice rounds.”

For a list of past moot court winners, visit ULV College of Law’s Web site at http://law.laverne.edu/academics/moot-court/. For more information about admission to the College of Law, contact the Office of Admissions at (909) 460-2001 or lawadm@laverne.edu.

About the University of La Verne College of Law
Located in Ontario, Calif., the University of La Verne College of Law serves over four million people as the only ABA-approved law school in Inland Southern California and an additional 2.2 million people in San Gabriel Valley and Eastern Los Angeles County. For more information about the College of Law, please call (909) 460-2001 or visit the Web at http://law.laverne.edu.

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The University of La Verne College of Law was provisionally approved by the American Bar Association on February 13, 2006.

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