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Law Review Members Excel in National Moot Court Competition

Pictured from left to right: Ben Basil, Emily DeVuono, Megan Diffenderfer, Carolyn Purcell, and Leah Smith.

       Three members of the University of Louisville Law Review's editorial board excelled as a team in the 39th Annual Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition hosted by the New York Law School Moot Court Association. This year, competitors were tasked with arguing the proper application of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The team's brief scored in the top three of all Petitioner's briefs and the team advanced all the way to the quarter finals of the competition. Congratulations to University of Louisville Law Review members Emily DeVuono, Megan Diffenderfer, and Carolyn Purcell!
       The competition was held at New York Law School, in New York City, from March 18-22, 2015. The Wagner Competition is the nation’s largest student-run moot court competition and the premier national competition dedicated exclusively to the area of labor and employment law. For over thirty years, as many as fifty schools from across the country have competed in this prestigious event. The competition honors the late United States Senator, Robert F. Wagner, a New York Law School alumnus. The team was coached by local Louisville attorneys Leah R. Smith of Stoll Keenon Ogden and Ben Basil of Priddy, Cutler, Naake & Meade.