Tina Salvato and Akhil Sheth finish in upper ranks at First Amendment and Media Law Moot Court

February 27, 2013

T. Salvato, A. Sheth
This team finished second and won Best Brief in the ABA First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition, a strong showing for UCI Law's first appearance in this annual program. Salvato and Sheth submitted essays early in the school year, and were one of eight teams selected to write briefs. After they submitted a brief in November, the UCI Law team was one of four selected for oral argument. After facing Georgetown Law’s team in the semi-finals, Salvato and Sheth advanced to the Feb. 7 finals in Dana Point, where they argued in front of judges from the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims and California's Fourth District Court of Appeal. In addition to the competition, the students attended workshops and panels at the ABA Forum on Communications Law Annual Conference, and met members of the national media law bar, assisted by media lawyer Jean-Paul Jassy, an adjunct professor at UCI Law.