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Maya Grace Slaughter wins top honors in 2018 Kate Bockman Memorial Second-Year Competition

Second-year student Maya Grace Slaughter was named “Best Oralist” in the 2018 Kate Bockman Memorial Second-Year Competition, which was held on October 8 at the South Carolina Court of Appeals.  She was one of four South Carolina Law students who advanced to the final round of the competition and argued their cases before Chief Judge James Lockemy, Judge Aphrodite Konduros, and Judge Stephanie McDonald.

The other three finalists included Adam Crain, Micah Chetta, and Georgia Higgins.    

Crain and Chetta prevailed as “Best Team” in the competition, while the honor for “Best Brief” was awarded to Victoria Creta (not pictured).

The Kate Bockman Memorial Competition is held annually each fall in the memory of Kathryn Anne Bockman, an alumna of the Moot Court Bar. The competition gives second-year law students the opportunity to enhance their legal writing and oral argument skills in an appellate advocacy framework. The top scoring students are invited to become members of the Moot Court Bar; the top eight scoring students are bestowed the honor of becoming a member of the Order of Barristers, a national legal honor society.

The Moot Court Bar is coached by 2007 alumnus Brook Andrews, an Assistant U.S. Attorney and adjunct faculty member at the School of Law.