Forty-Five Honored with Gressman and Pollitt Oral Advocacy Awards

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UNC School of Law congratulates 45 first-year law students who received a Eugene Gressman & Daniel H. Pollitt Oral Advocacy Award on April 17. The annual awards, given by faculty of the Writing and Learning Resources Center, recognize outstanding oral advocacy in the first-year Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy (RRWA) Program.

The awards’ sponsor is the firm of Johnston, Allison & Hord of Charlotte. The firm’s partners include Michael L. Wilson ’96, who as Chief Justice of the Holderness Moot Court Bench worked with Professor Emeritus Ruth McKinney to establish the awards in 1995. The awards honor Eugene Gressman, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus, and Daniel H. Pollitt, Graham Kenan Professor of Law Emeritus, who both passed away in 2010.

Gressman Pollitt 2013 Award Winners

The RRWA professors and their award recipients are:

Kaci Bishop

  • Section 1: Best Overall: Kristen J. Kenley
  • Section 1: Best Appellant: Andrea D. Solorzano
  • Section 1: Best Appellee: Christopher S. Dwight
  • Section 15: Best Overall: Peter H. Webb
  • Section 15: Best Appellant: Lucy Ireland
  • Section 15: Best Appellee: Cody R. White

Alexa Chew

  • Section 2: Best Overall: Emily Love
  • Section 2: Best Appellant: Alexander E. Shiekman
  • Section 2: Best Appellee: Cory Busker
  • Section 6: Best Overall: Brighton Nicole Haslett
  • Section 6: Best Appellant: Justin G. Davis
  • Section 6: Best Appellee: Charlotte M. Davis

Luke Everett

  • Section 8: Best Overall: Gabriel Kussin
  • Section 8: Best Appellant: William M. Butler
  • Section 8: Best Appellee: Jennifer Marie Damm
  • Section 9: Best Overall: Jonathan Frye Williams
  • Section 9: Best Appellant: Brian C. Phillips
  • Section 9: Best Appellee: Anna Orr

Aaron R. Harmon

  • Section 10: Overall: Ryan Hunter Niland
  • Section 10: Appellant: Veronika Sykorova
  • Section 10: Appellee: Luke Roniger
  • Section 11: Overall: Heather Hillaker
  • Section 11: Appellant: Charles E. Loeser
  • Section 11: Appellee: Bryan Weynand

Mandy Hitchcock

  • Section 7: Best Overall: Nicholas Ryan Turza
  • Section 7: Best Appellant: Kathleen Lockwood
  • Section 7: Best Appellee: Kelsey Hendrickson
  • Section 14: Best Overall: Dana Messinger
  • Section 14: Best Appellant: Alison Templeton
  • Section 14: Best Appellee: Emily C. Doll

Katie Rose Guest Pryal

  • Section 3: Best Overall: Samera Beshir
  • Section 3: Best Appellant: Jennifer Nusbaum
  • Section 3: Best Appellee: Casey Steen
  • Section 13: Best Overall: Jason Huff
  • Section 13: Best Appellant: Annalise Hope Farris
  • Section 13: Best Appellee: Timothy McKeever

O.J. Salinas

  • Section 4: Best Overall: Matthew B. Moretti
  • Section 4: Best Appellant: Leah Michelle Arnold
  • Section 4: Best Appellee: Britney J. Peguese
  • Section 5: Best Overall: Jenelle Peterson
  • Section 5: Best Appellant: Natalia Deyneka
  • Section 5: Best Appellee: Dianna Houenou

Craig T. Smith

  • Section 12: Best Overall: Hailey Bunce
  • Section 12: Best Appellant: Catherine Perez
  • Section 12: Best Appellee: Vineeth Hemavathi

-April 29, 2013

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