Baylor Law Students Excel at Judge John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition

March 28, 2023

Baylor Law Students Excel at Judge John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition

Baylor Law Students at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition in March, 2023. (L-R) Luke Davis, Olivia Schoffstall, Ryan Hering, Nick Walter, Taylor Ash, Stone Martin


Ryan Hering and Olivia Schoffstall, Baylor Law Moot Court Team members, have been recognized for their exceptional oral advocacy skills, winning the Top Oral Advocacy Team award at the prestigious John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition held in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The competition, which hosted 32 teams from across the country, was a rigorous test of legal skills, and Baylor Law emerged as one of the top performers by placing both of its teams in the top 8 spots.

Hering and Schoffstall’s outstanding performance saw them advance to the semi-final round of the competition, narrowly missing the championship. Nick Walter, who wrote the team's brief, was recognized as the third-best brief writer in the competition. Olivia Schoffstall also received accolades, winning fourth place oral advocate.

The success of Hering, Schoffstall, and Walter is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the rigorous training provided by Baylor Law. However, they were not the only Baylor Law students to excel at the competition. A second Baylor Law team, Taylor Ash, Luke Davis, and Stone Martin also put in an incredibly strong performance, finishing as quarterfinalists.

Overall, Baylor Law's performance at the John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition was another resounding success. In 2021, two Baylor Law teams finished in the same positions, ending the competition as finalists and quarterfinalists.

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