UH Manoa law school's first Hispanic Moot Court Team places in top eight in national competition

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia Quinn, (808) 956-5516
Dale Lee, (808) 956-8636
William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Mar 30, 2007

HONOLULU — Continuing the William S. Richardson School of Law‘s (WSRSL) tradition of moot court excellence, the school‘s 2007 Hispanic Moot Court Team finished in the top eight out of 32 teams in the recent Hispanic National Bar Association‘s 12th Annual National Moot Court Competition held in Minneapolis, Minn.

The competition included such top law schools as the University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Northwestern, Wisconsin, BYU, and Colorado. This was the team‘s first year as an "official" WSRSL Moot Court team. Members of the team include third-year law student Kristl Ishikane, and second-year law students Mars Johnson and Mark Disher.

Disher also earned an individual award as Best Oralist in the competition. As the winner of the "1st Place Oral Advocacy Award — Male," he received a $250 scholarship from the College Loan Corporation and the Hispanic National Bar Foundation.

The coaches of the law school‘s Hispanic Moot Court Team are Elizabeth Robinson (JD ‘01), Colette Honda (JD ‘01), and Kirsha Durante (JD ‘04).

For more information about the Hispanic Moot Court Team, contact Cynthia Quinn at 956-5516.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/law