Moot court team heads to nationals for first time in University history

Thursday, January 16, 2020

It’s a classic underdog scenario: For the first time in its short three-year history, a team from San Francisco State University’s Moot Court Club is headed to the national moot court tournament, where the students will compete against roughly 80 teams, most of them more seasoned teams and some from elite private colleges. Will their experience be like “Rocky” or just plain rocky? They’ll find out soon.

The team of two — Aaron Gamez and Owen Nelson — will head to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jan. 17 for the American Moot Court Association National Tournament. The pair, who graduated in December, qualified for the tournament after finishing in the top six at the Fresno regional competition in November. That’s no easy feat, says San Francisco State Assistant Professor of Political Science Nick Conway, the club’s founder and coach.

Read the full story on SF State News.