SMALL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE WINS 12 OF THE PAST 15 NATIONAL MOOT COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 1, 2019

Patrick Henry College (PHC) won its twelfth national championship at the American Moot Court Association (AMCA) national tournament in Orlando, Florida last weekend. In addition to winning first place, PHC finished with three teams among the top eight in the nation. PHC speakers also won five of the top 20 speaker awards.

Mike Patton of Kansas City, MO and Keely Wright of Louisville, KY won the championship.

PHC is a forensics powerhouse with an unmatched legacy. No other college in the history of the American Moot Court Association has won more than once.

Moot Court is a highly competitive forensics event where participants provide oral arguments in an environment similar to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices frequently interrupt the presenters to challenge assertions and to test the presenter's knowledge of relevant case law.

The 2018-19 season featured over 400 teams from colleges across the nation competing in 13 national qualifying tournaments.

Other notable PHC team placements include Thomas Doan/Benjamin Phibbs (semi-finalists), and Marina Barnes/Kyle Ziemnick (quarter-finalists).

Senior Clare Downing ranked 3rd in individual speaker awards, Michael Patton ranked 9th, Keely Wright ranked 12th, Micah Bock ranked 14th, and Samuel Bock, 22nd.

The Patrick Henry College roster of 2018-19 Moot Court National competitors included the following 16 students from 10 states:

Marina Barnes | Chesapeake, VA

Micah Bock | Indianapolis, IN

Samuel Bock | Indianapolis, IN

Full News Archives