Suffolk team with judges

Suffolk Law students Charles Koech, left, Corey Silva, middle, and Joy Backer with the judges from the competition. Photos courtesy of Fordham Law School

Suffolk Law’s Securities Law Moot Court Team advanced to the final round and earned second place in the brief competition as part of an overall outstanding performance at the 2014 Irving R. Kaufman Securities Law Moot Court Competition.

One of the best parts of the competition for Suffolk Law team members Joy Backer, Charles Koech and Corey Silva was arguing in front of a stellar bench, which included U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and four U.S. Court of Appeals judges.

“It really was pretty incredible to have two law students, one a second year student, holding their own and more from a very active bench,” said Professor Joseph Franco, who coached the Suffolk team.

Suffolk students chatting with Justice Alito

Suffolk Law students Charles Koech and Joy Backer with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito at the banquet following the competition. Courtesy of Fordham Law School


The Suffolk Law team came in second in the brief competition, losing to Georgetown Law School.

The team advanced six rounds in the oral advocacy phase all the way to the quarter-finals. The team lost on a split decision to a very fine team from the University of Miami.

The competition was held at Fordham Law School on March 29-30.