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A Vicarious Thrill November 9, 2022

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Writing & Writers.

My niece is a 3rd year student at Harvard Law School.

Last year, her Moot Court Team made it to the finals of the Ames Moot Court Competition

The Ames Competition is one of the most prestigious competitions for appellate brief writing and advocacy in the country. Students participating in the Final Round started the competition in the fall of their 2L year.  From there, two teams progress to the Final Round through their strong research abilities and excellent written and oral advocacy. The Final Round is traditionally judged by this country’s preeminent jurists.

The oral arguments for Ames 2022 are right around the corner.

Let the Countdown begin:

Aah . . . that’s brilliant!

The oral arguments are tomorrow night!  Click HERE for more information on the 2022 Final Round.

For a summary in Harvard Law Today:  The Ames Game



1. Val Boyko - November 9, 2022

What a wonderful achievement… and great experience for her. Thanks for shar8ng her Auntie’s love and pride. 💐💖🥰

nrhatch - November 9, 2022

Last year, I watched oral arguments in the semi-finals thanks to ZOOM! Will do the same this year.

So excited for Emily and the rest of her team!!!

2. Kate Crimmins - November 9, 2022

Good luck to her!

nrhatch - November 9, 2022

I sent her a link so she can see any Good Luck being tossed her way. Her team’s 2 oralists are apt to be on the nervous side today. 😀

3. L. Marie - November 9, 2022

Oh Nancy! You must be so proud of her! What a wonderful team to be on.

nrhatch - November 9, 2022

She’s been a stellar scholar throughout her life . . . but she’s nearing the pinnacle! So, yup, über proud of her!

4. walkingoffthechessboard - November 9, 2022

Nancy, the best of luck to her and her team members as well. This sounds like a very cool competition, and you certainly should be very proud of her accomplishment in being a part of it.

nrhatch - November 9, 2022

Thanks! I’ll pass along your good wishes.

5. Rivergirl - November 9, 2022

Wow. Kudos to her!

nrhatch - November 9, 2022

Her legal career is off to a flying start . . . and, best of all, she loves “the law.”

6. granny1947 - November 9, 2022

What a lovely bunch of young people.

nrhatch - November 10, 2022

Aren’t they? Maybe theirs is the generation that will turn the tide and steer us back on course . . . away from the precipice and abyss.

7. Behind the Story - November 10, 2022

Your vicarious thrill is even more meaningful because of your background in law. Congratulations to your niece.

nrhatch - November 10, 2022

Thanks, Nicki. Her interest and enthusiasm in her legal studies brings back fond memories for me.

I LOVED law school ~ fascinating and interesting intellectual challenges AND no worries about disappointed clients since I was the only one affected when I did (or did not) do well. 😀

8. Debra - November 10, 2022

This is so exciting. My son is an attorney and I remember the excitement accompanying Moot Court. This is a very high honor for your niece and clearly speaks of her hard work and abilities! I’m so happy for her and hope that with all the pressure and responsibility and WORK she will take a moment to be very proud of herself! 🙂

nrhatch - November 10, 2022

I missed watching the arguments live tonight, but believe that Emily’s team won the competition and is out celebrating. 😀

I’m hoping to watch a video of the competition soon.

9. Ally Bean - November 11, 2022

Cool beans! I’m impressed with your niece’s accomplishment. Moot court in any setting is difficult, let alone at this level.

nrhatch - November 11, 2022

I wasn’t able to watch the competition live, but my brother let me know that:

Emily’s team won all 3 categories.
Best oralist, brief and overall team.

Woo Hoo!

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