Trevett Cristo is glad to report that Kevin Connell, an associate with the firm, traveled to William & Mary Law School last month to judge in the annual Bushrod T. Washington Tournament.
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Virginia, William & Mary Law School is the oldest and among the top-ranked law schools in the United States. Each year, the William & Mary Moot Court Team hosts the Bushrod Tournament, a competition among William & Mary law students for membership on the Moot Court Team. The William & Mary Moot Court Team is currently ranked in the top 5 teams in the country under the leadership of Jennifer Franklin, a celebrated law professor and appellate advocate. For the final rounds of the Bushrod Tournament, Kevin joined roughly a dozen recent Moot Court Team alumni to promote the program’s future success.
Kevin is a 2018 alumnus of William & Mary Law School, as well as a former competitor and Executive Board member of the Moot Court Team. In fact, Kevin directed the 2018 William B. Spong Invitational Tournament, one of the oldest and most prestigious national moot court competitions in the country that is hosted at William & Mary Law School. That year, Kevin led the Moot Court Team’s efforts to break longstanding records for the Spong Tournament, including increasing the number of competing teams by 20 percent and tripling the size of the judging panel, which consisted of three State Supreme Court Justices, a variety of sitting state and federal judges, and dozens of practicing attorneys from major law firms across the county.
Congratulations to Kevin on his efforts to give back to his alma mater and other young aspiring attorneys!