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Bentley Students Compete in National Moot Court Competition

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Bentley Students Compete in National Moot Court Competition

Three Bentley teams participated in the national American Collegiate Moot Court Association competition in Tampa, Florida in early January. The teams had their best performance since 2012.

Moot Court simulates arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court where team members are given 20 minutes to argue their case. Teams are judged by attorneys and judges on their forensics, knowledge of the law, demeanor and ability to answer questions from the bench.

Bentley’s students worked closely with Franklyn Salimbene, senior lecturer of Law, Taxation and Financial Planning, to prepare for the competition. The qualifying Bentley teams were as follows:

  • Amanda Pine ’17 and Javi Monterrosa ’17
  • Michael Clement ’18 and Adria Clanton-Thuon ’17
  • Kevin Forbes ’18 and Anthony Santaro ’19

In Tampa, two Bentley teams advanced through the first day of competition to the round of 48, where they had to face off against one another to advance.

In a close-fought battle, Pine and Monterrosa moved forward over their teammates, Clanton-Thuon and Clement. The pair advanced to round 16, but was ultimately defeated by a pairing from Loyola University of Chicago.

In addition to the three teams arguing in the tournament, a fourth Bentley pairing (Lauren Rosenfeld ’17 and Matt Dwyer ’17) competed in the written brief competition where their submission was ranked #9 out of 45, earning honorable mention at the awards ceremony. 

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


by Meredith Mason  January 31, 2017

Princeton Review has ranked Bentley University the No. 1 college for internship opportunities in the United States as part of their 2017 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give you the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”