Eleven Cesar Chavez Students Compete in the Marshall-Brennan Moot Court Competition

Posted by Communications on 11/9/2017

Eleven Cesar Chavez students competed in the Marshall-Brennan Moot Court competition at ASU's law school, November 3-4.   Approximately 75 students competed, and 30 students advanced to the semifinals, nine from Chavez.    Of those 30, ten went onto the final round, including three from Chavez.  When it was concluded, Mimi Bitangacha and Nimo Ismail were among six Arizona students who earned a trip to the nationals in Washington, D.C. in April.  There is a possibility a third student, Alex Moran, will also be traveling pending an appeal on the scores.

Moot Court is a competition where two opposing attorneys argue about what the law should be regarding a Constitutional question.   They must use previous decisions made by actual courts.  High school students participate in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project nationally, studying constitutional law with law-school students.  The project is named after former Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan

 “I was extraordinarily proud of how our students performed - their dedication, their presentation, their research, their comportment and their public speaking.  All 11 were a testament to what makes Chavez an awesome school, “ Coach William Kibler said.