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Law students win ‘best oralist’ awards

Both UGA second-year law student Erik S. Johnson and third-year law student Ryan G. Prescott received best oralist awards in their respective moot court competitions recently.

Johnson and his two teammates, second-year students Cerita N. McCollum and Meaghan E. Goodwin, competed in the 19th annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition last month in Brooklyn. The team finished second out of 36 teams, falling to the University of California Hastings College of the Law in the final round of competition. Third-year student Amanda Eaton coached the team, which also placed third in the best brief category.

Prescott captured his best oralist title at the 2004 American Bar Association Regional Appellate Advocacy Competition held last month in Atlanta. He and his fellow teammates, second-year students Alissa L. Cummo and Darren C. Hickman, made it to the final round of the 32-team competition, where they were defeated by Michigan State. Cummo also fared well in the best oralist category, placing second overall behind Prescott. Third-year students Vince A. Keesee and Jason C. Pedigo served as coaches.