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Law students win moot court competition

UGA’s School of Law won the 27th Annual Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition, defeating the University of Florida on Oct. 26 in Jacksonville, Fla. Third-year law students Rebecca M. Thornhill and Tully T. Blalock comprised the law school’s winning team.

“Securing this win over Florida with a set of arguments that the panel defined as ‘some of the finest ever heard in the history of the competition,’ made all of the hard work and preparation that Rebecca and Tully put into this tournament so worthwhile,” said Kellie Casey Monk, director of advocacy at the law school.

Thornhill and Blalock argued the case United States v. Matthew Mazzarella before a distinguished panel including Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court Senior Judges Anthony A. Alaimo and B. Avant Edenfield, both from the Southern District of Georgia; and U.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Corrigan and Senior Judge John H. Moore II, both from the Middle District of Florida.

With this year’s victory, the School of Law continued its domination of the Hulsey-Kimbrell competition with a record that now stands at 18-7-2.