The Pace 2015 Puerto Rican Bar Association Moot Court Team Places First Overall!

Our Congratulations go to the Pace 2015 Puerto Rican Bar Association Moot Court team that placed first overall at the finals of the Fourth Annual National Puerto Rican Bar Association (PRBA FinalsPRBA) Moot Court Competition.  The team placed second in the Northeast Regional and advanced to the finals that took place in Orlando, Florida. A special congratulations goes out to Angelica Cancel (2L) for receiving the Best Oral Advocate Award of the Northwest Regional competition. The competition was established by the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, New York, Illinois and Puerto Rico. This year’s competition problem involved the constitutionality of the Recovery Act-legislation meant to address the debt crisis in Puerto Rico. Angelica Cancel (2L), Jordan Montoya (2L) and Richard Roman (2L) represented Pace Law School at the competition. Angelica, Jordan and Richard represented both the Petitioner, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Respondent, Mr. Enrique Guerra Pujol in the competition. The team was coached by the Honorable Judge Sharon Aarons.

PRBA 11_2015In the first round, Pace faced off against Northwestern Law School (Team #1). Pace advanced to the second round along with Northwestern Law School (Team #2).

The team and coach were honored to represent Pace Law School in this competition and bring home the first place trophy!

Congratulations to Angelica, Jordan and Richard on a great performance!

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