YSU Moot Court Teams Advance to National Finals
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. YSU students Samantha Fritz, Jacob Tomory (pictured), Moataz Abdelrasoul and Michael Factor bested teams from schools such as the University of Chicago, University of Virginia, Duke, Michigan State, Eastern Michigan, Loyola of Chicago and Miami of Ohio, to qualify YSU for the national tournament for the 11th consecutive year. The YSU Moot Court program was recently 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. Factor, Fritz and Tomory are graduates of Canfield High School, and Abdelrasoul is a graduate of Brookfield High School.
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