News: CCU Students Place Second in MCA National Tournament

CCU Students Place Second in MCA National Tournament

Colorado Christian University (CCU), ranked in the top 2% of all colleges and universities nationwide, is proud to announce that two of its senior undergraduates, Courtney and Janson Requist, were named runners-up for the second time in three years at the American Moot Court Association (AMCA) National Tournament, which was held virtually this year. They competed against students from distinguished institutions across the country including Duke, Yale, Liberty, and Vanderbilt University.

Courtney and Janson qualified for the national tournament by winning the Northeast Regional held at College of the Holy Cross and receiving an automatic bid to the national moot court competition. Additionally, they each received the coveted Orator Award, with Janson winning second place and Courtney sixth.

"We are so proud of Courtney and Janson, not only for their outstanding performance and dedication to academia, but for how well they represent CCU’s values in all that they do," said Dr. Charles King, professor of business, law, and ethics at CCU. "Both are excellent representations of CCU as the flagship Christian university in Colorado and all that we strive to impart to our students."

Courtney and Janson met through CCU and were married last year. Courtney is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a minor in pre-law, and Janson is double majoring in Politics and Business Administration in addition to pursuing a minor in pre-law. Both plan to attend law school after Courtney completes her master's degree in Organizational Leadership.

CCU is currently ranked 10th nationally among the American Moot Court Association teams out of 150 schools nationwide, and many of its alumni have gone on to graduate from top law schools around the country.

Judge David Furman of the Colorado Court of Appeals, who judged a recent invitational, said of Courtney and Janson, "I wish the attorneys who appear in front of me at the Court of Appeals would take a lesson from these students.” Federal District Court Judge Dan Domenico, who also served as a judge at the invitational, astutely remarked, “In listening to their argument, I honestly forgot they were not attorneys or at least law students!"