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Hale Moot Court Honors Program

Current Competition

The 2019-2020 Hale Moot Court Competition case, *United States v. Smith*, involves two constitutional criminal issues, both concerning the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The first issue concerns whether the Fifth Amendment is violated if the prosecution presents evidence concerning a defendant's pre-arrest, pre-Miranda silence that occurred in response to an officer's insulting comments implying that she was guilty of child pornography, taking into account that these events occurred while the defendant was detained during the execution of a search warrant. The second issue concerns whether a law enforcement agent violated a defendant's Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination by requiring her to produce the password to an encrypted computer drive while she was in custody and after she been read her Miranda rights, and the applicability of the foregone conclusion doctrine.

2020 Program Record

Past Competitions

Hale Moot Court Honors Program Champions

  • 1949: Philip F. Jones
  • 1950: Morris Sankary
  • 1951: Robert I. Weil
  • 1952: Donald C Mitchell
  • 1953: George M. Dell
  • 1954: Lillian Stevens Stegman
  • 1955: Lawrence H. Deutsch & Richard E. Hodge*
  • 1956: Harvey Fierstein
  • 1957: Dean R. Pic'l
  • 1958: H. Walter Croskey & J. Brin Schulman*
  • 1959: Ernest J. Schag, Jr. & Thomas L. Schechter*
  • 1960: Thomas E. Rubbert & Herbert B. Silver*
  • 1961: Charles B. McKesson & James S. White*
  • 1962: Norman S. Marshall & Walter P. Gribben*
  • 1963: Alan I. Widiss & John E. Hart*
  • 1964: Korman D. Ellis & Florence Bernstein*
  • 1965: Thomas H. Russel & Carl E. Stewart*
  • 1966: Jay Lillywhite & Dean Werner*
  • 1967: Raymond Fortner & Alice M Huber*
  • 1968: Stephen J. Herzberg & Roger S. Mertz*
  • 1969: Alan J. Hecht & Bruce E. Karatz*
  • 1970: Joseph E. Porter, III & Ross G. Swing*
  • 1971: Thomas C. Harney & Malbour Watson*
  • 1972: Robert E. Dye
  • 1973: Marjorie G. Fuller
  • 1974: Dennis A. Winston
  • 1975: Clifton Smith
  • 1976: Dolores Cordell
  • 1977: Lenny Pick
  • 1978: Pamela A. Ferrero
  • 1979: Margaret Hay
  • 1980: David Dick
  • 1981: Nancy Scull
  • 1982: Brett Dignam
  • 1983: Abraham V. Hutt
  • 1984: Mark Werksman
  • 1985: Kathryn F. Jones
  • 1986: Kerry Bensinger
  • 1987: Karen Frederiksen
  • 1988: Daniel Glenn & Karen Goldberg*
  • 1989: Amy Del Pero & Matthew Lester*
  • 1990: Kristen Pelletier
  • 1991: Sheri Flame
  • 1992: Elizabeth Atlee
  • 1993: Dawn Harrison
  • 1994: James Nguyen
  • 1995: Tanisha Woodson
  • 1996: Edward Weiman
  • 1997: Heather Hersh
  • 1998: Thomas Landers
  • 1999: Whitney Jones
  • 2000: Megan Starr
  • 2001: Jessica Kaplan
  • 2002: Denise Culver
  • 2003: Diidri Wells
  • 2004: Denica Anderson
  • 2005: Alexandra Campbell
  • 2006: Matthew Benedetto
  • 2007: Michelle Keogh
  • 2008: Matthew Larson
  • 2009: Sara Menz
  • 2010: Sam Alavi & Jennifer Farrell*
  • 2011: Drew Anderson
  • 2012: Megan Hopkins
  • 2013: Shaunt Kodaverdian
  • 2014: Janille Chambers Corbett
  • 2015: Mary Alice DiPietro
  • 2016: Patrick O'Connor
  • 2017: James Nikraftar
  • 2018: Alyssa Moscrop
  • 2019: Madeleine Eldred

*Denotes Co-Champions

Past Competition Cases

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