Moot Court teams compete in national championship

Members of the 2015-16 YSU Moot Court team are  Jillian Smith, , Kelly Matanin, Marissa Snyder, Antonette Scharsu, Sadie Fields , Greta Frost,  Michael Marshall, , Miranda Parke, Joseph Ohlin, Angelina Sortini, Matthew McCormick,, Andrik Massaro, Jacob Schriner-Briggs, , Eric Glasgow, Brian Duricy, David Helmick, Evangelos Sisalouis, Matthew Stevens.  Not pictured, Jenette Morell.

Members of the 2015-16 YSU Moot Court team are Jillian Smith, , Kelly Matanin, Marissa Snyder, Antonette Scharsu, Sadie Fields , Greta Frost, Michael Marshall, , Miranda Parke, Joseph Ohlin, Angelina Sortini, Matthew McCormick,, Andrik Massaro, Jacob Schriner-Briggs, , Eric Glasgow, Brian Duricy, David Helmick, Evangelos Sisalouis, Matthew Stevens. Not pictured, Jenette Morell.

Two teams of students from Youngstown State University are competing in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association national championship.

The teams are: Andrik Massaro of Canfield and Jacob Schriner-Briggs of Liberty, and Jillian Smith of Canfield and Michael Marshall of Boardman. This is the third trip to nationals for Massaro and Briggs.

The students competed in the national tournament this weekend, Jan. 15 and 16, at California State University at Long Beach. The YSU teams qualified in November at the Great Lakes Regional competition at Saginaw Valley State University.

This year, 360 teams competed in 10 regional tournaments.  Only 80 teams were selected to go on to nationals.  The only other Ohio schools represented at the national contest are the College of Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan.