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Moot Court Team Finishes Second in National Competition

Greensboro Day School enjoyed great success at this year’s Duke Moot Court tournament which took place March 18-19. Congratulations to Zoe Wen ‘22 and Josh Hoffman ‘22 who finished second at the tournament out of 66 participating teams. Our five participating teams finished with a cumulative record of 24-16. Additionally, Gabe Rich ‘24 and Kyle Feinstein ‘22 advanced to the elimination rounds. Josh Hoffman was also recognized for a Speaking Award. The Duke Moot Court is the preeminent high school moot court tournament in the country and features teams from across the country including the states of Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Texas, and California.

Moot Court involves a simulated oral argument in front of the Supreme Court. All teams were given an extensive hypothetical fact pattern and a library of Supreme Court and Circuit Court cases. Participants are required to argue both sides of the case and their arguments can be interrupted at any time by a panel of 2-5 judges.

This year’s case involved two constitutional questions: first, a First Amendment right of association issue concerning a university’s derecognition of a student organization for alleged discrimination, and second, a 4th Amendment search and seizure issue concerning a police search of an apartment dweller’s iPhone MAC address from his apartment hallway utilizing MAC identifying technology.
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