FSU College of Law Moot Court Team Wins National Competition

Press Date
November 17, 2020

(L-R) ALA National Moot Court Competition Champions Tuck and Curry

TALLAHASSEE—The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team has won first place in the 2020 Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition. The competition was held virtually November 6-7. Florida State beat University of California-Hastings—whose moot court team is ranked second in the nation—in the finals. FSU Law’s team also won the Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition in 2017.

Winning team members are third-year law students Holly Parker Curry, from Tallahassee, and Erin Tuck, from St. Paul, Kansas. In addition, third-year student Alexandra Gioffre, from Temple Terrace, participated in the brief writing portion of the competition. Courtney Brewer, a shareholder at The Mills Firm in Tallahassee, and FSU Law alum Judge Stephanie W. Ray (’95), of the First District Court of Appeal, coached the team to victory.

“We are very proud of our talented Moot Court students and thankful for their dedicated coaches,” said Dean Erin O’Connor. “Winning a virtual moot court national championship bolsters the team’s already strong record of success.”