University of Miami Team Wins 2008 Ruby R. Vale Competition
Web Editor - Published: April 6, 2008
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Professor Lawrence A. Hamermesh, the Ruby R. Vale professor of corporate and business law at Widener's Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law, and Brian G. Cartwright, Esq., general counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Larry Wind, Ruhi Boga, Brian Cartwright, Damien Tancredi, Jon McDonald

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Laura Tepich and Jonathan Squires

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Front row: Laura Hinson, the Howells, Laura Tepich, Jonathan Squires, Dean Ammons back row: Chris Featherstun, Vice Chancellor Parsons, Justice Ridgley, Brian Carthwright, Justice Walsh, Justice Jacobs, and Eric Littlefield.

The final round of the 20th-Annual Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition took place on Sunday, March 30th, pitting the team of Laura Tepich and Jonathan Squires from the University of Miami School of Law against Christopher Featherstun and Eric Littlefield of Mercer University School of Law. 24 teams from 23 law schools participated in this year’s contest, which ran from March 27-30.

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Justice Jack B. Jacobs, Justice Henry duPont Ridgely, former Justice Joseph T. Walsh, Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, and this year’s Distinguished Scholar, Brian G. Cartwright served as the bench for the final round of this year’s competition. After hearing the arguments, they designated the competition to the University of Miami Law School’s team, Laura Tepich and Jonathan Squires as the winners of the competition. Squires was also given the best oral advocate award, and Franklin Pierce Law Center’s team of Kevin R. Davis, Iryna Dore, and Alan Slone received the Donald E. Pease Best Corporate Brief award.

Widener Law’s Moot Court Honor Society sponsored the competition with Moot Court executive board member and competition chair Kara A. Donoghue coordinating the Society’s efforts. Professor Lawrence Hamermesh served as competition advisor, authored the competition problem, and also served as a judge during the semi-final round of the competition.

The Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition is named in honor of Ruby R. Vale, a corporate lawyer who lived in Milford, Delaware and practiced in Philadelphia. He was the author of the multi-volume Vale’s Pennsylvania Digest.