Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

3L Abraham Sisson, who ultimately won the competition, makes his argument before the judges while competitor Samuel Hall listens.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

Federal appellate judges Paul J. Watford, Ninth Circuit; Rosemary S. Pooler, Second Circuit; and David W. McKeague, Sixth Circuit listen to arguments.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

3L Samuel Hall delivers his final argument at the 88th annual Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

Judge Rosemary S. Pooler, Second Circuit, was one of three sitting federal appellate court judges to serve on the competition’s panel.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

Judges Paul J. Watford, Ninth Circuit; Rosemary S. Pooler, Second Circuit; and David W. McKeague, Sixth Circuit, listen to arguments in the case.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

Audience members applaud 3L Abraham Sisson, the winner of the 88th annual Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

Judge Paul J. Watford, Ninth Circuit, offers insight and advice to the competitors.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

3L Samuel Hall argues his point before the judge's panel, while 3L Abraham Sisson reviews his notes.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

Judge Paul J. Watford, Ninth Circuit, was one of three sitting federal appellate court judges to serve on the competition’s panel.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 8, 2013

Audience members listen to 3Ls Abraham Sisson and Samuel Hall deliver their final arguments at the Campbell Competition .

A WINNING CASE 3L Abraham Sisson is the winner of Michigan Law's 2013 Henry M. Campbell Moot Court competition held April 8. Sisson argued for the petitioners on the question, "Does the Employment Non-Discrimination Act ("ENDA") validly abrogate states' sovereign immunity afforded to them by the Eleventh Amendment of the United States Constitution?" Fellow 3L Samuel Hall argued against Sisson in his role as respondent. A panel of three sitting federal appellate court judges—Paul J. Watford, Ninth Circuit; Rosemary S. Pooler, Second Circuit; and David W. McKeague, Sixth Circuit—heard the arguments. The Campbell Moot Court Competition was established in 1926 and honors the 1878 Michigan Law graduate who founded the prominent Detroit law firm that became Dickinson Wright, PLLC.
Photos by Marlene Lacasse

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