San Joaquin College of Law would like to thank the other 13 law schools which took part in the 47th Annual Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court Competition on the weekend of April 2nd and congratulate McGeorge School of Law, which swept the awards.

The final awards and winners include:

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy; The Bernard E. Witkin Award: 1st McGeorge School of Law 2nd Golden Gate University 3rd University of California Berkeley School of Law Brief Writing;

William A. Rutter Award: 1st McGeorge School of Law 2nd Golden Gate University 3rd San Joaquin College of Law

Oral Argument; The Roger J. Traynor Award: 1st McGeorge School of Law 2nd University of California Berkeley School of Law

Other schools in the competition included: American University Washington College of Law, Concord Law School, Empire School of Law, John F. Kennedy University College of Law, Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law, University of California Davis School of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law University of California Los Angeles School of Law, and University of West Los Angeles. Special thanks goes to the Hon. Stanley Boone and the Federal Bar Association, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, for opening the doors to our beautiful Federal Courthouse for this competition.

We would also like to thank the many attorneys and judges without whose help this would not have been possible. They include: Todd Baxter, Byron Beebe, Catherine Bennett, Hon. Stanley Boone, Hon. Ming Chin, Hon. Jonathan Conklin, Haley Cose, David DeFrank, Kathleen DeSantis, Hon Norman Epstein, Hon. Erica Grosjean, Hon. Matthew Guasco, Sara Hedgpeth-Harris, Robert Hillison, Lee Jacobson, Daniel Jamison, Philip Johnson, Hon. Heather Mardel Jones, Warren Paboojian, Ivy Paek, Hon. Rosendo Pena, Jr. Scott Reddie, Hon. Michael Seng, Jeanine Strong, Philip Tavlian, Hon. James Thaxter, Lynne Thaxter Brown, James Wagoner, Walt Whelan, Roger Wilson, and Anastaysa Usko.