The weekend of March 28, three University of South Carolina School of Law Moot Court members won the nation’s oldest, private moot competition: the 2015 Sutherland Cup Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.
This year, third-year students Stephen Bowden, Lawson Cheek, and Charles Rudnick finished the competition in first place. The two teams in the competition’s final round were the University of South Carolina School of Law and William and Mary Law School.
This annual competition is held each year in Washington, DC, at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and is the longest running private moot competition in the nation.
Originally a competition between four law schools–Columbus School of Law, Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, and Fordham Law School–the competition is designed to tackle active constitutional issues in the same manner as Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland did–precisely, vigorously, and zealously.
Professor Robert Bockman, the Moot Court Bar’s Faculty Advisor, coached the team. In addition, second-year student Tony Johnson served as the team’s travel manager.