Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law competition teams began the month with strong results in three competitions: the IP LawMeet in Orange County and Chicago; the Thomas Tang Moot Court Regional Competition in San Diego; and the Thomas Tang National Finals in New Orleans.
Chapman teams competed in the IP LawMeet in two venues: Fowler School of Law and in Chicago. For the transactional competition, students were asked to draft term sheets, mark up term sheets from other teams, and then negotiate a deal. At Fowler School of Law, home team Noell Rice (JD ’17), Jeff Kuhnke (JD ’17) and Melissa DuChenne (JD ’17) finished first and advanced to the national finals. In Chicago, Michelle Rivers (JD ’16) and Joycelin Roh (JD ’16) finished second and were recognized as semifinalists. Fowler Professors Tom Bell and Kathy Heller participated in an expert panel at the conclusion of the event. Professor Bell served as moderator.
At the Thomas Tang Moot Court Regional Competition in San Diego, teams Jonathan Shin (JD ’16) and Lindsay Niles (JD ’16), and Sonia Masters (JD ’17) and Michael Tang (JD ’17) advanced to the final round to move on to the national finals in New Orleans. Sonia and Michael were awarded Best Brief. Jonathan and Lindsay came in second. Lindsay was also recognized as Second Oralist.
In New Orleans for the Thomas Tang National Finals last weekend, both teams made it to the quarterfinal round. Jonathan and Lindsay advanced to the semifinals, and Michael was recognized as the Second Place Advocate in the entire competition.
Above: Professor Nancy Schultz with students Noell Rice (JD ’17), Jeff Kuhnke (JD ’17) and Melissa DuChenne (JD ’17) at the IP LawMeet in Orange County.