April 14, 2015

SVSU grad wins national law school moot court competition

A Saginaw Valley State University alumna has earned an elite honor as a law student. Ashley Hanson Chrysler was part of a Michigan State University College of Law team that won the nation’s largest law school-level moot court competition.

Chrysler's team bested 202 teams representing 118 ABA-approved law schools at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition April 9-11 in Chicago. She also received an award for ninth-place oralist. 

Chrysler graduated from SVSU with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2012. As an SVSU student, the Sanford native qualified for nationals in the American Collegiate Moot Court Association while competing on SVSU’s undergraduate moot court team.

In a moot court competition, students act as attorneys in teams. They make arguments to a panel of judges.

For a full release on Chrysler's accomplishment, visit www.law.msu.edu/news/2015/ABA-MootCourt-National.html.