Christian Brothers team wins Sacramento County Moot Court title

04/09/2014 3:40 PM

04/09/2014 3:41 PM

A team of Christian Brothers High School students won the 2014 Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Moot Court competition Tuesday.

A panel of judges decided that Christian Brothers High School Team 2 made the most convincing arguments in a fictional civil rights case.

Bella Vista High School Team 1 took second place and Mira Loma Team 3 and Bella Vista High School Team 2 tied for third place.

Teams from Florin, Franklin, Kennedy, McClatchy, West Campus and Natomas Pacific Pathways high schools also participated.

Students in the competition prepared and argued a case before a three-judge panel. The judges – Justice Vance Raye, Associate Justice Elena Duarte and Justice Ronald Robie – evaluated the students on the quality and persuasiveness of their legal reasoning and presentation, as well as their unscripted responses to spontaneous questions from the bench, according to a press release from the Sacramento County Office of Education.

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