November 2, 2010
A Baylor Law School team who participated in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition received an award for Best Brief on the Respondent's side in the Competition. The team of Adrienne Morris and Rafael Rodriguez also reached the round of 16, while Rodriguez was named the third best speaker in the entire competition.
Baylor Law sent two teams to competition, which was hosted by the San Diego School of Law. Baylor Law students Claudia Hernandez and Mark Walraven also participated. This year's tournament was the largest ever, with 46 teams competing. The 46 teams were cut to 16 teams after four rounds of argument.
The case that was argued involved a 5th Amendment challenge to Functional Brain Mapping, and a 4th Amendment challenge to the search of an automobile.
"Both teams confirmed that Baylor produces advocates ready for the real world," said Greg White, adjunct professor and coach of the Baylor Law teams. "On several occasions, judges at the competition (many of whom were judges and practicing attorneys in San Diego) remarked that they would not want to have to argue a case against either of these teams. That is a testament to the hard work and talent of these competitors."
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