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2013 SAS Moot Court Team

Jennifer Mosquera, Dr. Derrick Johnson, and Lisset Pino

from left: Jennifer Mosquera, Dr. Derrick Johnson, and Lisset Pino

Miami, April 22, 2013 - The Moot Court team at School for Advanced Studies (SAS) Kendall Campus comprised of seniors Lisset Pino and Jennifer Mosquera was selected today as the winner of the Third District Court of Appeals 2013 Moot Court competition. They will go to Tallahassee on May 2-3, 2013 to compete against seven other teams from around the state of Florida for the state championship. The final round of the competition will be judged by five justices that currently sit on the Florida Supreme Court.

The team is sponsored by SAS Kendall Social Studies teacher, Dr. Derrick Johnson, who is an attorney and enjoys working with the SAS students in Moot Court and Mock Trial activities after school. Dr. Johnson teaches Advanced Placement Social Studies and Constitutional Law at SAS during the day.

Dr. Johnson's 2011 SAS Moot Court team took First Place for the whole state of Florida. The students who won that state championship graduated that same year and the team of Pino/Mosquera have continued the tradition of excellence ever since. Pino and Mosquera were District Champs as SAS Juniors in 2012 and they have now repeated as District champs in 2013 as seniors. Dr. Johnson says that Pino and Mosquera are exceptional student litigators who will be outstanding representatives for SAS and Miami Dade County Public Schools at the competition in Tallahassee next week.

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