Hamline News

Hamline School of Law students shine in national and regional competitions


It’s been a winning year for Hamline University School of Law students who have earned national and regional championships, as well as several individual contest awards.

John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition

Hamline students Nikola Datzov and Matthew Thompson bested 25 other teams to win the national championship prize in New Orleans, LA in February. Datzov was also named Best Oralist and Thompson was awarded Best Petitioner's Brief honors.

American Bar Association Mediation Representation Competition

Hamline students David Streier and Irene Kao took first place at this regional competition in St. Louis, MO in February.

American Bar Association Section of Taxation Law Student Tax Challenge

Hamline students Kaitlyn Wahlsten and Jonathan Heinonen ranked third among 43 teams at the national level. This competition gives students an opportunity to research, write about, and present their analyses of a real life tax planning problem.

National Moot Court Competition

Hamline students Samantha Harker, KrisAnn Norby-Jahner, and Noelle Volin came in first, and Ryan Flynn and Jenifer Kopischke took second place at the regional level. Flynn also earned the Best Oralist award. More than 180 accredited law schools and 1,000 students participated in the competition.

Hispanic National Bar Association Ubaldo Herrera National Moot Court Competition

In March, Hamline students Christopher Morales and Moises Medina advanced to the quarter finals of this competition which brings in students representing 32 of the nation’s top law schools.

International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Representation Competition

Hamline was one of just ten U.S. law school teams invited to participate in this international competition held in Paris, France, hosted by the Amicable Dispute Resolution Service of the International Chamber of Commerce. It gathers teams from 40 law schools and over 85 mediation experts from around the world.