MVSU Alumnus Participates on National Championship Team in Law School Competition
David Fletcher ’12, second year law student at the University of Mississippi, participated on a national championship team at the National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition hosted at Indiana University – Indianapolis – School of Law. The three member professional ethics team triumphed. The group also received the award for Best Brief Respondent.
“We worked extremely hard preparing for this (competition) and we took down the number one team in the country — Florida Coastal for the win, arguing in the Indiana Supreme Court,” said Fletcher. “It was an experience – to say the least.”
Fletcher was the captain of the Mississippi Valley State University Mock Trial Team. He attributes some of his continued success in law school competitions to his training and experience at the Valley.
“One of the standards for our moot court board is to perform without any notes,” said Fletcher. “This sets winning teams apart from the rest. Having this exact same standard from years of participation on Valley’s mock trial team has helped immensely in my preparation for this tournament. I can’t adequately express my appreciation to Dr. Larry Chappell for helping me gain those skills.”
Fletcher served as a judge and assistant coach this past year for the Valley Mock Trial Team.
“Our team is truly grateful that David is willing to give back his time and energy to his alma mater,” said Dr. Chappell, Mock Trial Coach. “It is difficult to find words for how proud I am that he has won the highest awards so quickly as a law student.”