Partner Ken Costa, from MG+M’s Providence, Rhode Island office, recently volunteered to serve as a Judge for the Boston regional ABA Law Student Division 2016-17 National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC). The NAAC is a moot court competition that emphasizes the development of oral advocacy skills through a realistic appellate advocacy experience. Considered by many to be the most prestigious moot court competition in the country, the event measured the oral advocacy skills of law student teams from across the nation by simulating an appeal experience before the United States Supreme Court. Students write a brief and then argue their case before a mock court of judges.
The competition, which was held at the Boston Municipal Court Department in Boston, MA, consisted of ABA-approved law school moot court teams from across the country. Ultimately, four teams from this regional competition advanced to the moot court National Finals, scheduled for early April 2017 in Chicago, IL.