High School students Sophia Conrad ’21, Owen Chernoff ’20, Jovawn McNeil ’19, and John McAuliffe ’19, participated in the Long Island Moot Court Competition Tuesday, November 13th. Under the guidance of History Teacher Emmie Yaeger, and assisted by Hofstra law students and lawyers from the Farrell Fritz Law Firm, the students prepared arguments, and learned about court procedure and the legal system in preparation for the competition.
The students traveled to the Mineola Courthouse where, in teams of two, they presented their cases to three Long Island judges. Prepared statements were followed by a 10-minute question and answer session with the judges. The teams were evaluated on their knowledge of the case, case law, public speaking skills, clarity of argument, and poise.
The teams competed against several other Long Island high schools and the Waldorf team of McNeil and Conrad won their round against Massapequa High School.
Congratulations to all the participants!