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Volunteer Judge for Moot Court Tournament

I was thrilled to be able to volunteer as a Judge for the University of South Dakota School of Law annual intra-school Moot Court Tournament. Each year seven (7) members of each class are selected to join the Moot Court Board. I was fortunate enough to be a member of the Moot Court Board which refines appellate brief writing and oral advocacy skills while competing against other law students around the country. USD Law has an amazing legacy of cultivating talent from the pro


Today the South Dakota Supreme Court handed down its decision in State v. Babcock. I was not trial counsel (that attorney did excellent work) but was appellate counsel. A jury convicted Babcock of two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of simple assault for attacking his former significant other, Sosa. Babcock appealed, alleging the circuit court erred by granting the State’s motion to exclude evidence of Sosa’s drug use. He also argued that his convictions for multi

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