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Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

Eli Litoff and Jamie Levin won the Craven Moot Court Competition at the University of North Carolina in February 2013

Corboy Fellows Michael Ditore and Samantha Lemke won the National Trial Competition Regional Championship held at Valparaiso in February 2013. The team achieved a perfect record, winning all four rounds. They will compete at the National Trial Team Competition Championship in San Antonio, Texas in April. From left: Matt Anderson, Samantha Lemke, Michael Ditore and Kyle Flynn.

Emily Vaughan, Shelley Bethune, Joe Gavin, Sarah Bourdet and Laura Knittle came in 2nd Place at the Jessup International Moot Court Competition's Midwest Super Regional in February 2013. Emily Vaughn was named 9th best oralist. They will compete at the International Championship in Washington D.C. in April.

In November 2012, Corboy Fellows Matt Anderson, Michael Ditore, Kyle Flynn and Samantha Lemke triumphed in the William W. Daniel National Mock Trial Competition. This tournament is held in Atlanta, Georgia, and draws many of the top trial advocacy teams in the nation. After dominating the competition with a perfect 3-0 record in the preliminary rounds, the team went on to win the semi-final and ultimately bested Georgia State to win the National Championship.

In November 2012, Brandon Carnes and Ivan Settimba won the Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition held here in Chicago. The team also won best overall brief, and Brandon Carnes was named 3rd best oralist overall.

In November 2012, the team of Carrie Gilbert and James D'Angelo won the National Health Law Moot Court Competition championship, as well as best brief. In addition, James D'Angelo won best overall oralist and best oralist in the preliminary round. The team of Eric Olson and Dayna LaPlante advanced to the quarterfinals.

Welcome to Loyola's Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy! As one of the most respected advocacy programs in the nation, Loyola continues to set a standard for excellence. Loyola graduates are among the most effective trial and appellate lawyers in Chicago and in the country. Students in our advocacy program are given the opportunity to learn from distinguished academics as well as experienced attorneys as they prepare for careers as litigators. Loyola provides a comprehensive education, offering students the opportunity to take courses in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, and dispute resolution program, and to compete in regional, national, and international student competitions, where Loyola teams routinely take top honors.

Advocacy is the heart of legal education at Loyola. Consistent with our Jesuit heritage and our mission statement, the School of Law vigorously strives "to prepare graduates who will be ethical advocates for justice and the rule of law."


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