Two YSU student teams competed in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s National Tournament in January at Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans.
The teams, consisting of students Kevin Hulick of Austintown (back left) and Travis Watson of Austintown (back right), and James Toliver of Youngstown (front left) and Mark Cornman of Austintown (front right), qualified for the national competition by finishing in the top four of the ACMA Midwest Regional Tournament at the College of Wooster in November. Also at the Midwest tournament, Toliver placed first in the individual oratory category, besting 72 competitors from throughout the region. Watson placed sixth in the individual category, and Hulick came in seventh.
This is the second consecutive year that the Watson and Hulick duo has qualified for the national competition.
The competition requires students to read, analyze, understand and argue constitutional law issues and answer questions as if they were appearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Students had to master and be prepared to answer questions about the application of 21 actual federal and state court decisions. Read more.