Winner’s cup goes to Harrisburg team in Moot Court Competition
Doris Zinck - Published: March 4, 2009

delharcomp1The Widener University School of Law Harrisburg campus Moot Court team of Jorge L. Conforme and Nicole M. Santo bested Michael A. Cianci and Matthew A. DeNucci, IV from the Delaware campus in the finals of the Nineteenth Annual Delaware/Harrisburg Moot Court Competition. The final round of competition was held February 26 in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom.

The final round bench, made up of The Honorable Richard S. Gebelein, Raymond Ripple, Esquire, and Steven P. Barsamian, Esquire heard the arguments and selected the winning team.

This year’s problem, authored by Delaware student William M. Brennan, Moot Court Executive Board member and chairperson of the Delaware/Harrisburg Competition, involved two issues. The first focuses on standing and if an illegal immigrant and business owner who employed illegal immigrants may challenge a local ordinance that specifically targets their illegal behavior. The second centers on the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and if this local ordinance provides sufficient notice and opportunity to be heard for both the business owner and illegal immigrant. The Society would like to congratulate Mr. Brennan on writing an excellent and challenging problem.

The Delaware/Harrisburg Competition is held annually by the Law School’s Moot Court Honor Society. Separate competitions are held simultaneously during the semester on each campus and the campus finalists meet to determine the competition winner. Participation in the competition is mandatory for all Moot Court members and is open to all second- and third-year day students and second- third- and fourth-year evening students who meet required GPA requirements.

delharcomp2The Moot Court Honor Society would like to thank William M. Brennan, Delaware Chairperson and David Yale Liebhaber, Harrisburg Chairperson for their time and dedication to making this year’s competition a success and the Society extends congratulations to all the advocates who competed in the competition.

  • Wade Adams
  • Travis Anderson
  • Alicia Blankenship
  • James Blythe
  • Jessica Lee Boyer
  • Heather C. Brand
  • James Buck
  • Yury Byalik
  • John Carvelli
  • Michael A. Cianci
  • Kateri E. Conahey
  • Jorge Conforme
  • Matthew DeNucci
  • Daniel J. Devlin
  • Jennifer Lynn Dryer
  • Megan Fram
  • Michelle Gerhardt
  • Edward J. Gilson III
  • Jennifer Glackin
  • Erin Grady
  • Elissa A. Greenberg
  • Valerie J. Heppel
  • Keith M. Horner
  • Jenny J. Hou
  • Krystle Jackson
  • Nicholas Jajko
  • Christofer Johnson
  • Lauren Kort
  • Erik K. Krause
  • Suzanne O. Lufadeju
  • Jennifer Malitsch
  • Regina M. Matozzo
  • Maia Rene Mengel
  • Abraham N. Milgraum
  • Kathryn Mills
  • Agatha Christina Mingos
  • Gregory Moran
  • Shuaiyb Newton
  • Lauren M. O’Connell
  • Emily Provencher
  • Laura A. Rieben
  • Alberto Rivera
  • Steven Rubin
  • Nicole Santo
  • Jessica Ann Schuler
  • Fawn Smith
  • Meghan Eileen Spano
  • Amos Tang
  • Ashley Tito
  • Nicholas M. Tyler
  • Ryan Webber
  • Jennifer Weiler
  • Ashley L. Wilson
  • Ann Yarzabek
  • Vazken A.E. Zerounian


The Society would like to extend a special thank you to Professor Jules Epstein, Professor Leslie Johnson, and Professor Leonard Sosnov for serving as the Delaware campus final round judges and to all the judges who gave so graciously of their time and talents which contributed to the success of the competition.

  • The Honorable Bradford Charles
  • The Honorable Richard S. Gebelein
  • The Honorable James Holtzman
  • The Honorable Ralph A. Romano
  • Professor Jules Epstein
  • Professor John Gedid
  • Professor Leslie A. Johnson
  • Professor Robyn Meadows
  • Professor Christopher Robinette
  • Professor Leonard N. Sosnov
  • Diana P. Abboud, Esquire
  • Steven P. Barsamian, Esquire
  • Blake A. Bennett, Esquire
  • George Bibikos, Esquire
  • Joseph V. Bongiorno, Esquire
  • Trevan Borum, Esquire
  • Richard B. Bost, Esquire
  • Charles A. Bruder, Esquire
  • Santino Ceccotti, Esquire
  • Jonathan Chatham, Esquire
  • Patrick A. Collins, Esquire
  • Kara A. Donoghue, Esquire
  • Don A. Erlandson, Esquire
  • Christina Fisher, Esquire
  • Alessandro Giribaldi, Esquire
  • Amy Groff, Esquire
  • Lisa M. Grubb, Esquire
  • Kelley Huff, Esquire
  • Bret Keisling, Esquire
  • Ilona Kirshon, Esquire
  • Renae Kluk-Kiehl, Esquire
  • Christopher Lee, Esquire
  • Clarke Madden, Esquire
  • Thomas McCarthy, Esquire
  • Alex J. Mili Jr., Esquire
  • Jeremy Montgomery, Esquire
  • Jeni Pilgrim, Esquire
  • Charles W. Proctor III, Esquire
  • George Rassias, Esquire
  • Seth J. Reidenberg, Esquire
  • Raymond Ripple, Esquire
  • Sean Riley, Esquire
  • Chandra J. Rudloff, Esquire
  • Jennifer Stonerod, Esquire
  • John E. Sullivan, Esquire
  • Eric S. Thomspon, Esquire
  • Robert Turco, Esquire
  • Kevin Urick, Esquire
  • Marc A. Werlinsky, Esquire
  • Christy L. Williamson, Esquire
  • Natalie Woloshin, Esquire