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Armstrong Atlantic State University juniors Adam Morrison (left) and
Brian Dotson will represent AASU at the American Collegiate Moot Court
Association's national tournament in January 2007. Regent University
School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA will host the national tournament.
The top 64 teams from across the nation will vie for the national title.

AASU Moot Court Team Wins Berth in National Tournament


(Savannah, GA - November 28, 2006) A team from Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) won first place in the third annual Southeast Undergraduate Moot Court Regional competition, earning a berth in the national tournament in January 2007.

AASU's Brian Dotson and Adam Morrison, both juniors majoring in political science, defeated teams from Liberty University, Lyon College, and Patrick Henry College, a nationally recognized moot court powerhouse.

The Southeast regional qualifier hosted by AASU is one of six events nationwide leading to the January 2007 American Collegiate Moot Court Association's national tournament. The Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, VA will host the event that will draw the top 64 teams from across the country.

Five other AASU teams joined Dotson and Morrison during the regional qualifier. Other team members included Megan Herbert, Jessica Vaughn, Kelley Fahy, Stephen Lambeth, Mary Melton, Melissa Williams, Veronica Golden, Gabriel Daniel, and Crystal Lang. It is only the third year for Armstrong Atlantic to field teams in moot court competition.

Dotson and Morrison defeated a team from Patrick Henry College - the school that won last year's national championship - in the final round of competition. The juniors also won the intramural moot court competition at AASU before reaching the regional competition.

Faculty coaches, in addition to Kearnes, were Becky da Cruz, assistant professor of criminal justice, and Liz Desnoyers-Colas, assistant professor of speech/communication.

Several attorneys from the Savannah area volunteered to judge the competition including attorneys from the Savannah-based law firm Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn P.C., who sponsored the event.