By Rane F. Casalegno The TJSL Moot Court Honor Society held their annual end of the year banquet on Friday, April 27, at Proper Gastro Pub. The banquet celebrated both our past accomplishments and our future endeavors.
A highlight of the evening was a passing of the torch to the new Executive Board. Both Xavier Carr and Elizabeth Knowles, our Chair and Vice-Chair respectively, welcomed our new incoming board by presenting the Executive Board with the “executive board” (literally a board of wood). All the present returning members, along with the incoming members, warmly greeted our new officers: RuthAnne Bergt, Chair; Jesse Allen, Vice-chair; and Meghan Buckner, Competition Chair.
Our new Chair had this to say about the event, “The amount of talent that we have, between our returning members and our new provisional members, is bound to make 2012/2013 an amazing year for TJSL's Moot Court Honor Society! I would like to thank Xavier Carr, Elizabeth Knowles, and the rest of the outgoing board for creating a strong foundation upon which we can build next year.”
Our esteemed advisor, Professor Spiegelman, spoke highly of the upcoming academic year. “The Moot Court Honor Society celebrated another solid year, competing at events in Chicago, New York, Portland, Seattle, Berkeley and San Diego, as well as hosting the regionals of the National Moot Competition in November. With many returning members, new leadership, and great enthusiasm from new members, we are expecting an even better year next year.”