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ADVANCED MOOT COURT PROBLEM AWARD

Last year's Memphis Law Advanced Moot Court problem won the inaugural Judith S. Kaye Writing Competition, a competition hosted by New York University School of Law to select the best student-written moot court problem in the country.

All congratulations go to William Cranford, last year's Associate Justice for Advanced, who wrote the problem. The problem, Charlie Utter v. State of South Lakota, raised the questions of whether an ordinance prohibiting solicitations for donations in a limited geographic area violates the First Amendment and whether a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy in belongings left in a public area where he is living. According to the New York Law School Moot Court Board announcement, "The competition saw 'many well-written, thoroughly researched, and frankly amazing problems,' and that each problem went through 'multiple rounds of vetting and selection."

The award is a cash prize and publication in New York Law School's book of moot court problems.