Moot Court Nationals!

Hello, hello, hello!

It is now less than (2) days before classes begin again. At Holy Cross, we are privileged to have a nice, long winter break. As someone approaching their second semester of senior year, much of my time was spent doing job applications. However, there were definitely some fun moments. At school, I am a member of the moot court team. This year, four of our pairs qualified for  nationals, including me and my partner, Nathan!  The AMCA national tournament this year was in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I was excited to escape the cold, Connecticut weather in the middle of January for a few days.

Our first stop on Friday was a tour of the Everglades. Only a 45-minute drive from our hotel, we decided that it was too hard to resist. Our tour guide was passionate about the environment, and taught us about the disruptive presence of invasive species in the ecosystem. This was my first time seeing an alligator!

The next stop was the beach! Our coach was able to book us a nice hotel on the water, thanks to funding from the J.D. Power Center. We were lucky to have a sunny, 77 degree day, with an ocean warm enough for swimming.

On Saturday and sunday, it was time for competition. The tournament was hosted by the NSU Shepard Broad College of Law.

One of our pairs, Ava and Noah, qualified to the second round of nationals in Texas! Yeehaw! This was my last time ever competing, and it was definitely an emotional day. The Holy Cross moot court community is tight knit!

Monday morning, it was time for everyone to fly home. My roommate Catherine, who I had met through moot court our freshman year, grabbed a quick breakfast by the beach before our flight.

Now, it’s time for me to start packing for my last semester ever at Holy Cross! :’)

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