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Updated at 6:59 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2007

2 UH law school students win national competition

Advertiser Staff

Two second-year law students at the Unversity of Hawai'i earned a national title in Native American Law Moot Court Competition last month.

Scott Hovey Jr. and Anosh Yaqoob won NALSA's Best Advocate award. Yaqoob also earned second place for best oralist. The competition was held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.

They defeated 51 teams from law schools that included UCLA, Columbia, Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico and Harvard. Thirty-two teams competed in the oral competition.

Greg Schlais and Moani Crowell, also representing The William S. Richardson School of Law, advanced to the quarterfinals before losing.

A news release from the University of Hawai'i also listed other accolades earned by its law school students:

  • Taryn Meeks, Robin Scott, David Taga, David Hu and Joshua Walsh took second place for Best Memorials (legal briefs) in the Northwest Regional of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Portland, Ore. Walsh also earned an individual award for Best Memorial.

  • The law school's Client Counseling Team was first runner-up to host William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in the regional rounds of the American Bar Association Law Student Division's Client Counseling Competition. The team included third-year law students Shyla Cockett, Shayna Lum, Kristin Bryant and second-year law student Joshua Strickler.