The LSU Law Center’s John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition “Purple” team of Ahmed Mohamed, Alexandra Porubsky and Phillip Smith won First Place and were named National Champions of the Admiralty competition, which was held March 19-21 in Charleston, South Carolina. The team also won the Maritime Law Association of the United States Award for the Best Brief in the competition. Team member Phillip Smith won the Best Oral Advocate Award in the Championship Round and placed fourth overall for Best Oral Advocate of the competition generally. The team went undefeated in every single round of the competition.
The “Gold” team of Markel Guidry, Stephanie Lott, and G. Austin Love brought home a Quarterfinalist award as one of the top eight teams at the competition. Adjunct Professor Dean Sutherland (’75) of Jeansonne & Remondet, L.L.C. coaches the Admiralty Moot Court teams.