SMU Law Takes First Place at Gaming Law Moot Court Competition

2Ls Nicholas Curley, Tyler Freeman, Andrew Killian

Congratulations to SMU Law Moot Court Team and Coaches SMU Law alums Rebecca Neumann and G. Adrian Galvan!

March 12-13, 2021, SMU Dedman School of Law won first place overall in the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition hosted by UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Twenty-eight teams competed with only eight teams advancing from the two preliminary rounds. Representing SMU were three 2Ls—Nicholas Curley, Tyler Freeman, and Andrew Killian—competing for their first time. The semi-final and final round judges included members of the Nevada Gaming Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission, some of whom wrote the very regulations at issue in the problem. The problem consisted of a Fifth Amendment self-incrimination issue, and an administrative deference and preemption issue within the context of the gaming industry. The team was coached by SMU Dedman Alumni Rebecca Neumann and G. Adrian Galván.