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South grad guides moot court team
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Forsyth County News
A South Forsyth High School graduate recently led a team of University of Georgia law school students to victory in a moot court competition.

Kevin Murphy, a third-year law student, coached a moot court team to an undefeated regional title at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

“I was very happily surprised that they went undefeated in regionals,” he said. “That’s pretty big.”

The team traveled to Washington, D.C., for the international level in March, though it didn’t advance to the elimination round.

Murphy said UGA has consistently performed well at the regional level, placing as top seed after the first round three consecutive years.

Last year, he presented the case with the team of four second-year students.

This year, Murphy watched the team argue a mock case involving a dispute between a colonial country and its former power.

He said coaching was “no stress” on the day of competition in comparison to his time spent mock litigating the year before.

Murphy joined the moot court team due to his interest in international law.

He competed in mock trials in college and at South Forsyth, from which he graduated in 2003.

After law school graduation this month, Murphy plans to relocate to Charlotte, N.C., his fiancee’s hometown, and pursue a career in criminal law.