Pace team members Robert Foster (3L) and Brian Byrne (3L) did an outstanding job at the prestigious Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Competition, which was held at Brooklyn Law School from Thursday, March 31st through Saturday, April 2nd. Rob and Brian wrote an excellent brief on three issues: whether police use of long-term cell phone geolocation data requires a warrant; whether an “ancient document” (a document at least 20 years old) is admissible per se or only if shown to possess indicia of reliability; and whether the admission of a testimonial dying declaration of the victim in a murder case should be recognized as an exception to a defendant’s right to the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause.
Rob and Brian advanced twice in the competition, at which 36 teams participated. The Pace team advanced first to the round of 16 teams and then again to the round of eight teams.
The team was ably assisted by Michael Pesin-Virovets (3L) and Wilfredo Lopez (2L).
Congrats to Rob and Brian on this excellent achievement!