For the second year in a row, Baylor advanced beyond the preliminary rounds in the Emory Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, this year getting to the quarter-finals before being knocked out.
Baylor was the only school of the 18 schools participating to have both of its teams make the break. Unfortunately Baylor played Baylor in the first elimination round following the break which of course meant only one Baylor team could advance to the quarter-final round.
After the dust settled on that round, the team of Brittney Johnson, David Schlottman, and Lacy Gallier had edged out Baylor's other team -- Reagan Vernon, Andee Hartig, and Holly Raines to advance to the Quarter-finals. The Vernon-Hartig-Raines team's brief picked up the award for fifth best brief in the Competition.
The Competition problem required competitors to address issues of religious freedom and excessive force arrests. The Baylor teams were coached by Professor Larry Bates and former Baylor Moot Court competitor Jennie Bauman, who now practices with Carrington, Coleman, Sloman, and Blumenthal in Dallas.