For the second year in a row, the Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team won first place at the UCLA School of Law Cybersecurity Moot Court Competition, which took place virtually on March 12.
Winning team members are third-year law students Jackson “Jack” Boudet, from Winter Park, Fla., and Nicholas “Niko” Athanas, from Marietta, Ga.
“We are so proud of our student advocates and thankful for the efforts of their coaches,” said Erin O’Connor, dean of the College of Law. “This national win is especially impressive because of the competition’s format, in which the 22 participating teams were directly cut down to two finalists without any intervening knockout rounds.”
The team was coached by FSU Law alumni Michael Kaney, who practices at Baker Donelson, and Ben Taylor, who practices at Latham, Luna, Eden & Beaudine, LLP. Both are based in Orlando, Florida.
In addition to winning the national competition, the team won the Best Brief Award.
Twenty-two law school teams participated in the competition, including teams from the University of California, Berkeley; Georgetown University; George Washington University; and Emory University. Florida State competed against New York University in the final round.