Juniors reach semifinals in Duke Moot Court

Chronicle Staff

By Allison Hamburger

Ben Dreier ’11 and Andrew Hartford ’11 were semifinalists in the Duke Moot Court Competition in February. Dreier was also awarded fourth place as an individual speaker.

This year’s case was about whether or not customs agents should be able to search laptop computers at international borders. Using previous Supreme Court cases, the teams had to prepare both sides of the argument in advance. Teams then competed against other teams before judges, who could interrupt and ask questions about the arguments.