April 04, 2017
From left: LSU Law Prof. Paul West, LSU Law National Gaming Law Moot Court team coaches Michael West and Jack Stanley, Bill Boyd, and team members Jessica Thomas, Nathan Judge, and Coulter McMahen.
Taylor Porter attorneys Mike Walsh, Tom Easterly and Kelley Dick served as practice round judges at the law firm’s office, on March 13, for the LSU Law Center’s Schreck National Gaming Law Moot Court Competition team, which recently traveled to the national competition in Las Vegas and placed as national quarterfinalists. Current Taylor Porter law clerk Coulter McMahen (3L) was a member of the LSU Law Moot Court team.
McMahen was joined by teammates Nathan Judge and Jessica Thomas, and the team was coached by Jack Stanley, attorney at Phelps Dunbar, and Michael West, attorney at Baker Donelson.
The Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition was hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – William S. Boyd School of Law, March 31 – April 2. The competition focuses on emerging issues at the intersection of gaming law and regulation. Competitors hone their appellate advocacy skills before prominent jurists and gaming practitioners in Las Vegas.
Taylor Porter attorneys often volunteer their time to Baton Rouge universities and high schools to serve as practice judges for moot court teams and competitions. Recently, Taylor Porter environmental practice attorneys hosted a practice for the LSU Law Center environmental moot court team that placed as national semifinalists.