On February 25-26, 2011, NCCU School of Law Moot Court Board Members, Preston Mitchum and Latoya Love, competed in the Luke Charles Moore Invitational (LCMI) at Howard University School of Law.
LCMI is one of the few civil rights moot court competitions in the country. Participants have the opportunity to argue important civil rights issues inside the nation’s capital at Howard University School of Law, coined as the birthplace of the civil rights movement. The students addressed the problem of Arizona’s new immigration laws as it relates to minority rights, the First Amendment’s right to access information, equal protection and substantive due process violations.
Mitchum and Love advanced to the Quarterfinals in the competition; eliminating all but four teams. The students received some of the highest overall individual oral argument scores given at the competition.
Love received a second place award for Best Oral Advocate. This award was received as a result of her outstanding oral competition skills. She placed second only to one other advocate in the entire competition. The team competed and advanced over other teams from Harvard and Wake Forest. During the competition, the students received praises from the judges for being the only team to orally argue without the use of any notes or materials.
Please join us in congratulating Preston Mitchum and LaToya Love for an outstanding performance in Washington, DC at the Luke Charles Moore Invitational.