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YSU moot court teams advance to nationals for 11th consecutive year

Two of the students are returning to the national stage for the second consecutive year.
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At left are Jacob Tomory and Samantha Fritz after winning the Midwest Regional Moot Court Tournament. At right are Michael Factor and Moataz Abdelrasoul after winning the Cleveland-Marshall Regional Moot Court Tournament. (Photos courtesy of YSU)

YOUNGSTOWN — Four members of Youngstown State University’s nationally ranked moot court team will compete in the national tournament in January after winning two regional competitions earlier this month.

Students Samantha Fritz, Jacob Tomory, Michael Factor, all of Canfield, and Moataz Abdelrasoul of Brookfield qualified YSU for the national tournament for the 11th consecutive year. The YSU moot court program recently was named the fifth best undergraduate program in the nation by the American Moot Court Association.

Fritz and Tomory qualified for the nationals after winning the Midwest Regional Tournament by a unanimous decision, while Abdelrasoul and Factor qualified after winning the Cleveland-Marshall Regional Tournament by a unanimous decision. Abdelrasoul and Factor return to the national stage for the second consecutive year.

At a moot court competition, students argue a hypothetical constitutional case in a simulated appellate court setting.

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