The St. Mary’s University School of Law‘s External Advocacy Program (EAP) Moot Court Team of law students Stephen Bachran, ‎Bianca Frisaura and Stephanie De Sola earned a finalist spot at the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition held Saturday and Sunday at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.

It was the first year for a team from St. Mary’s to join in this competition, which featured students from 23 other schools.

The St. Mary’s team, coached by Ricky Poole, defeated competitors from John Marshall Law School, Marquette University Law School, Fordham Law School, Texas Tech University School of Law, Baylor Law School, South Texas College of Law and others. The team lost a close finals round to California Western School of Law.

This is the latest in a series successful performances at competitive events for St. Mary’s EAP students, including earning the championship title in the 2014 Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition in Austin in October and netting top rankings at the American Bar Association’s Regional Negotiation Competition at the University of Oklahoma earlier this month.

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