• Seniors take second at national undergrad moot court competition

    Erik Baumann and Ray PannetonPerhaps inspired by the Baylor Law School’s string of success in moot court competitions, Baylor undergraduates are out to prove that such success isn’t just for grad students.

    Seniors Erik Baumann and Ray Panneton claimed second place at the 2010 American Collegiate Moot Court Association’s national tournament in Miami earlier this month. Chosen on the basis of regional competitions, the nation’s top 64 teams competed, with Baumann and Panneton (the Southwest region champions, pictured at right) advancing to the final round. Two other Bears (senior David Matthew and junior Meaghan Nowell) also made the field of 64, making Baylor one of just a handful of schools to send multiple teams to nationals.

    In their regional final round last fall, Baumann and Panneton argued in front of (and won over) a panel of judges that included former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. That the Bears have experienced such success this year is made even more impressive by the fact that this is just the undergrad program’s second year of existence at Baylor.

    Sic ’em, Baylor undergraduate moot court teams!

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