Eight students from Ezra Academy attended an in-person moot court simulation at Princeton University on April 28. The students prepared an appellate argument regarding a case created by the talented students of the Princeton University mock trial team.
The students focused on the 2nd, 5th, and 14th amendments. They were judged on criteria including analysis of the law, teamwork, responses to opponents, delivery and ability to correctly answer hypothetical questions by the judges. The highest-ranking team of the day was a team of seniors from Ezra Academy, Yochanan Sholomov, and Eden Gadayev. They have been active members of the Ezra Academy Legal Eagles Society for many years, participating in activities including mock trial, moot court, national moot court, debate, model congress, etc. Yochanan in his capacity as President of the Society has been a tremendous asset to the organization and growth of the association. Congratulations to the 1st place team and a sincere expression of gratitude to the Princeton Mock Trial team for running this national competition and in-person simulation. We also would like to thank Rabbi Kahn of the JLIC at Princeton for learning with our team and providing kosher lunch.