The UNC School of Law 2L Client Counseling Moot Court Team, consisting of Katie Varner and Teresa Heath, won the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Regional Client Counseling Competition held Feb. 8 at UNC School of Law. As regional champions, Varner and Heath will advance to the ABA’s National Client Counseling Competition.
UNC was the only law school to advance two teams to the semifinals. The 2L team of Britney Peguese and Hannah Choe advanced to the semifinals of the competition. The success of the Client Counseling Moot Court teams marks the fourth time in four tournaments this year that UNC Law School's Holderness Moot Court teams have advanced into elimination rounds.
“Congratulations to all of these competitors, and to 2Ls Kris Caudle and Laura Kastner who helped prepare both teams,” Donald Hornstein, Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law and Holderness Moot Court faculty advisor, said. “And of course a big thank you to their faculty coach, O.J. Salinas, to Demitra Sourlis 3L, the Holderness Associate Chief Justice in charge of organizing our School's ABA Regional Finals, and to our many faculty who volunteered at the event. We heard nothing but compliments from competitors and attorney-judges about how well-run the tournament was.”
-March 25, 2014