The W. Jack Grosse Moot Court Competition was held on Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Student Union Ballroom in front of a packed house of peers, professors, family, and friends. Erica Blankenship took first place in the competition, and Shaun Roberts placed second. Sara Martin and Jeremie Imbus tied for third place.
The students argued a fictitious case about an employee who was fired after speaking with his supervisor about working overtime and not being paid. The students addressed whether the employee had made a complaint in such that the firing violated the Supreme Court's anti-retaliation principle.
Ms. Martin and Mr. Roberts represented the employer, and Ms. Blankenship and Mr. Imbus represented the fired employee.
The competition was judged by Chase alumni Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge William Mallory, Jr. '86, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Michelle Keller '90, and United States Magistrate Judge Candace Smith '92.
The competitors will also be representing Chase College of Law in upcoming competitions. Erica Blankenship and Sara Martin will be competing in the National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law in March. Shaun Roberts will be competing in the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition in New York in February.