On March 23rd and March 30th Yeshivah of Flatbush students met to compete in the final rounds of the Moot Court Competition. The students had been researching legal issues, studying case law and refining arguments in preparation for the competition. Each team consisted of a lawyer, witness and researcher /fact checker. The teams were responsible for working as a group and putting together a winning strategy that would convince the judges of the merits of their argument. This year’s case revolved around the issue of false imprisonment and the justification of a shopkeeper to detain and search a suspect suspected of shoplifting.
The competition was close but in the end teams comprised of Bella Douek, Dani Aiash, Fernanda Mosseri and Ronnie Menashe took first and second place respectively. Students greatly enjoyed the opportunity to experience some of what real lawyers do every day and look forward to competing again next year.
A special thanks to the students organizers: Shelley Khabieh, Bella Feldman, Aida Hasson, Rose Ftiha, Marry Ftiha, Alan Mograby and Joey Massre and faculty advisor Mr. Leor Kweller.