Intramural Moot Court Competition Named After Hon. Robert H. Staton ’55
Four of Judge Robert H. Staton's former clerks, John Ittenbach, ’73, Tom Hall, ’74, Linda Hammel,’75, and Kevin Knight, ‘90 are spearheading a fund raising effort to name the school’s intramural moot court competition after their former boss and mentor. With support from several former clerks, Judges from the Court of Appeals, and friends of Judge Staton, an endowed account has been established that will continue to support the intramural competition in perpetuity.
Last week, our students concluded the latest edition of the Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition. The winners of the final round of the Staton Competition were the team of Bradley Keffer and Matthew Morgan, who defeated the team of Matthew McQuillan and Clay Havill.
Additionally, the following students won awards for their participation the Staton Competition:
The Mitzi H. Martin Moot Court Award. This award goes to the top advocate in the preliminary rounds of the Staton Competition. Adam Hill won this award.
The Christopher M. Maine Advocacy Award. This award goes to the top advocate in the Staton Competition final round. Bradley Keffer won this award.
The Lovejoy Awards. The Lovejoy Awards go to the best and second-best briefs in the Staton Competition. Trina Kissel wrote the best brief. Heather Moore and Amy Matthews tied for second-best brief.
Judge Staton was a member of Indiana Court of Appeals since 1971. He has received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the law school’s Alumni Association, as well as the Maynard K. Hine Medal from IUPUI. He was awarded a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Bowen. Staton is a former Chief Trial Prosecutor and Administrative Judge, as well as the first Editor of Res Gestae, the first Chair of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission, Chair of the Indiana State Bar Association Consortium on Competency, and Chair of the Judicial Council on Legal Education. Judge Staton has chaired over 200 seminars and written over 2000 majority opinions, as well as numerous articles. He is a World War II veteran (1943-46).