2020 Creighton University School of Law Moot Court Tournament
2020 Creighton University School of Law Moot Court Tournament

2020 Moot Court Winners Creighton School of Law

For the first time, the Moot Court Competition for 2020 was held virtually.  The final round for this year’s event was held on Oct. 26, and alumni from across the country were able to tune in.

Final round advocates were Nick Banelli & Hannah Frankel, and Payton Hostens & Mellie Lewis. Banelli and Frankel were named the Second Place Team, and Hostens & Lewis were named the First Place Team.

In addition, Payton Hostens was awarded Outstanding Oralist for the evening. The Best Brief Award was given to Nate Heimes and Lexi Weisbeck.

The advocates presented their arguments to the Honorable Judge Ralph Erickson, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the Honorable Chief Justice Susan Christensen, from the Iowa Supreme Court, and the Honorable Judge Fredrick H. Bates, from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Chief Justice Christensen and Judge Bates are both Creighton Law graduates.

The preliminary rounds of the competition were held from Oct. 19 through Oct. 21. Volunteer judges from across the country were able to participate.

The week-long competition was organized by the Creighton Law Moot Court Board, along with Professor Carol Knoepfler.