Students Represent VLS at Moot Court Competition

VLS’s Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) Moot Court Team of Kira Kelley ’18 and Samantha Doyle ’19 represented VLS at the 26th Annual National NALSA Moot Court Competition at Arizona State University Law School, March 3–4. The competition was held at the new ASU Beus Center for Law and Society in Phoenix. Professor Hillary Hoffmann coached the team. This year’s problem was highly complex, involving a choice of law question, arguments about federal v. state v. tribal jurisdiction, and the common law doctrines governing tribal sovereign immunity and tribal corporate immunity.

Moot Competition Team, VLS Blog

Sarah Munger ’18, Sabrina Camboulives ’18, and Matthew Arnold ’18 (pictured above) advanced to the quarterfinals at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace Law School, February 24–25. Sabrina Camboulives was awarded Best Oralist of the competition. This year’s problem stood out as the toughest in the history of the competition, as recognized by all the returning judges. The team was coached by Lizzie Tisher, Staff Attorney and Fellow at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic.