The Fall 2012 Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals at Yale Law School was held Monday afternoon, Dec. 3, in the Law School auditorium, when four Yale Law School students presented oral arguments in the case, Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., a real case that comes before the Supreme Court this term.
Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit presided.
The Potter Stewart Prize for best overall written and oral argument to Bridget Fahey ’14 and James Dawson ’14, who successfully argued for the respondent, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
Dawson received the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize for best oralist as well, and the judges also praised the performances of Katie Mesner-Hage ’13 and Michael Shih ’14, who argued for the petitioner, the state of Arizona.