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The Moot Court Honor Society of St. John’s University School of Law held its annual Milton Mollen Moot Court Competition virtually on Oct. 7. The students argued a case involving the tension between the First Amendment and the Establishment Clause with respect to a public school football coach who, following each game, kneeled in silent prayer at the 50-yard line.

From left to right: Christine Lazaro, faculty adviser, Moot Court Honors Society; Justice Vito DeStefano, Nassau County Supreme Court, Commercial Division; Ashley Williams, student, Moot Court Honors Society Milton Mollen Competition director; Blair Hendricks, student, counsel for respondent; Justice Leonard Austin, Appellate Division, Second Department; Bradley Jennings, student, Moot Court Honor Society executive director;  Justice Randall Eng, Appellate Division, Second Department; Sade Donald, student, counsel for petitioner, Scott Mollen, partner at Herrick, Feinstein and presiding judge of the competition; Lianna Murphy, student, counsel for respondent; Thomas Larounis, student, counsel for petitioner.

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Patricia Kane

Patricia Kane is the Courts Editor for the New York Law Journal.

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