Media Advisory: UCI Law Students Face Off Before Appellate Judges Feb. 2 in Moot Court Finals


WHAT: UC Irvine School of Law presents the final round of its 2014-2015 Experian/Jones Day Moot Court Competition. Before a panel of three federal appellate judges, two student finalists will argue a case involving the U.S. government’s bulk collection of telephone records — a practice exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013. The students will examine whether the data collection program violates the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution. Details of the case are available on the Moot Court website.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

WHERE: Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center (grid E8, bldg. 113 on campus map). Parking is available in the Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS).

WHO: Second-year students Aaron Benmark and Jacqueline Shepherd will argue before a distinguished panel of judges:

  • Hon. Allyson K. Duncan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Hon. Susan Graber, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Hon. Carlos F. Lucero, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

CONTACT: Media planning to attend the event should contact Colleen Taricani, UCI Law Assistant Dean for Communications, at (949) 824-3063 or

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