Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

April 02, 2012
Moot Court Takes Second Place at Labor and Employment Law Competition

At the Robert F. Wagner Sr. Labor and Employment Law Competition in New York, Southwestern's Moot Court Honors Program team of Daneen Furr, Ben Sampson and Arthur Sezgin earned a phenomenal Second Place. This is quite an accomplishment for a competition with 46 competing teams, and Southwestern only finished behind Charlotte. This also marks Southwestern's best performance at this particular competition to date, as the team defeated South Texas to advance to the final round. In earlier rounds, Southwestern defeated teams from UNLV, West Virginia, University of Mississippi and Marquette.

The Wagner Competition is the nation's largest student-run moot court competition and the premier national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of labor and employment law. This year's case involved a wrongful termination case involving an obese worker in violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Professor Christopher Cameron served as the team advisor. He commented, "Their oral advocacy was some of the best I've seen at this competition, and got even better with each trip they took to the podium."