Chicago-Kent Reaches Finals in Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship

Chicago-Kent students Mia Hayes '22 and Hannah Bucher '22 finished as finalists in the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship! Kurth is an invitation-only competition between teams from the sixteen top-ranked moot court programs (based on last year's performance records).

The two also won the competition's best brief award, and Bucher was recognized as third-best oralist.

The competition lasted seven rounds over two days, with students debating a case involving two very nuance-filled issues: the propriety of basing personal jurisdiction on each individual plaintiff in a class action suit brought under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and whether either a deferential state law or the more protective federal common law should govern a corporate veil-piercing question.

This was Hayes and Bucher's final moot court competition as law students: together, they won the McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Competition last year, and Hayes won Chicago-Kent's MCHS Rovner Competition as a 2L. Hayes serves as the president of Chicago-Kent's MCHS this year, Bucher serves as one of the vice presidents, and together they're coaching one of this year's McGee teams.