Penn Law students Jesse McGleughlin, L’20, Ian Wahrenbrock, L’19, and Andrew Wilson, L’19, won the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition held in Los Angeles on April 13. The Williams Institute Moot Court Competition at UCLA School of Law is the only moot court in the country focusing on legal issues facing the LGBT community. This was the first win for Penn Law at this competition.
After participating in several earlier rounds, the Penn Law team and a team of Yale Law students competed in the final round, in which they argued a case about a transgender high school student seeking to use restroom facilities in accordance with her gender identity, against the backdrop of the shift in federal policy from the U.S. Department of Education. The Penn Law finalists advocated for the transgender student.