Charleston Law students will compete in 29th annual Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition

Charleston School of Law students Erica Burkhardt, Patricia Dimsdale, and Jamie Carolina Lista will compete in the 29th annual Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition this weekend. The team is coached by Professor Jennifer North.

The competition is presented by the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and will be held in Portland, Maine in partnership with the University of Maine School of Law.

32 law school teams are scheduled to compete in the competition with distinguished judges serving for the Championship Round.

The Honorable John R. Brown served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit as one of the nation’s most prominent admiralty judges from 1955 until his death in 1993. Shortly after his death and in his honor, The University of Texas School of Law established the “Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition,” an interscholastic appellate advocacy competition.

Each year, the Competition is held under the joint sponsorship of The University of Texas School of Law and a local host school.


The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors second in the country for faculty accessibility (2021)
  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)
  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to  externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.
  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).
  • Students won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)

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