Mercer Law Wins Second Place in Vale Moot Court Competition


In the 28th Annual Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition, Mercer Law's 3L team of David Anderson, Laura DiBiase, and Micah Dickie reached the competition's final round placing second in the overall competition. The team defeated Georgetown in the semifinals and was narrowly defeated by Ohio State in the final round. The 2L team also performed exceptionally well, as Adelyn Bargeron, Jenny Suggs, and Nathan DeLoatch made it to the elite eight. Associate Dean Chris Wells and student coach Barret Kirbo, '15, coached the teams. 

“Year after year, Mercer Law students shine in this demanding competition that tackles sophisticated, cutting-edge issues in the capital of corporation law. Mercer's two teams this year, one 2L and one 3L students, as the Mercer teams before them, outworked, out wrote, and out thought their competition,” said Wells. “Our Vale teams made all Mercerians proud. And arguing the final round before Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court will be a memory Micah and Laura will treasure the rest of their lives.” 

The Vale Moot Court Competition is an interscholastic appellate moot court competition sponsored by the Moot Court Honor Society of Delaware Law School. The competition focuses on the area of corporate law. Each round of the competition is judged by attorneys and judges from the bench and bar of Delaware and nearby Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Each year, a distinguished scholar in the field of corporate law joins the competition's final bench. The problems argued contain corporate issues of current legal relevance. The competition was held March 10-13, 2016 in Wilmington, Delaware.