Twelve Wyoming Seminary students recently competed in the Princeton University Spring Moot Court Tournament, one of the largest and most prestigious moot court tournaments in the country and featuring nearly 70 teams from throughout the United States in this year’s competition.
The Sem students competed in six teams of two players each, and the team of juniors Avery Conyngham and Emily Laurore placed second, losing to a New Jersey team by one ballot in the championship round. In addition, sophomores Samantha Immidisetti and Olivia Ostrowski, finished in fourth place, seniors Samarth Desai and Richard Hughes of Mountain Top placed sixth and sophomores Meghna Melkote and Isabella Sobejano placed seventh. The Sem group was the only one to place four teams in the top ten places, a record for Wyoming Seminary.
The Sem Moot Court team was advised by Sem teacher coaches Adam Carlisle and David Johnson, and attorney advisors Atty. Daniel Hollander ’04, the Hon. Richard M. Hughes ’79 and Atty. Joseph C. Ruby.
Moot court is a simulation of an appeals court or Supreme Court hearing in which student attorneys prepare and present oral arguments.