Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 14, 2015

Finalists 2L Benjamin Reese and 3L Hannah Swanson present their arguments in the final round of the 90th Annual Henry M. Campbell Moot Court competition.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 14, 2015

Michigan students, staff, and faculty crowd Honigman Auditorium for the final round of the Campbell Moot Court competition.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 14, 2015

The Hon. Raymond M. Kethledge, Sixth Circuit, and the Hon. John B. Owens, Ninth Circuit, hear arguments in the case. The Hon. Cheryl Ann Krause, Third Circuit, also presided.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 14, 2015

The Hon. John B. Owens, Ninth Circuit, directs a question to one of the finalists.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 14, 2015

3L Hannah Swanson argues the question of whether the First Amendment prohibits a public school from disciplining a student for off-campus conduct related to social media and illegal substances.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 14, 2015

2L Benjamin Reese makes an opposing argument to that outlined by 3L Hannah Swanson.

Campbell Moot Court Competition, April 14, 2015

The three-judge panel rules in favor of 3L Hannah Swanson, who argued on behalf of the case's petitioner.

COURTING VICTORY  3L Hannah Swanson is the winner of Michigan Law's 90th Annual Henry M. Campbell Moot Court competition held April 14. Swanson argued for the petitioners in a case questioning whether the First Amendment prohibits a public school from disciplining a student for off-campus conduct after the student publicly shares a social media message that references illegal substances and that other students share on social media. A panel of three sitting federal appellate court judges—the Hon. Raymond M. Kethledge, Sixth Circuit; the Hon. Cheryl Ann Krause, Third Circuit; and the Hon. John B. Owens, Ninth Circuit—heard the arguments. Swanson was pitted against 2L Benjamin Reese.

The competition was established in 1926 and honors the 1878 Michigan Law graduate who founded the prominent Detroit law firm that became Dickinson Wright.

Photos by Alice Yu.

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