Published on March 17, 2023 by Morgan Black  
Duberstein 2023

Cumberland School of Law's National Moot Court Team recently traveled to New York City to compete in the 31st annual Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition.

Cumberland was represented by Trent Mansfield and Macey Weeks who comprised one of the 52 teams invited to the competition. They advanced out of the preliminary rounds ranked in the top eight. Of the 104 students who competed, Mansfield received the Best Advocate Award and Weeks was one of four runners-up.

The team was coached by Bill Bensinger, J.D. ’03, who said, “Mr. Mansfield and Ms. Weeks bought into the process and put in long hours of work to achieve excellent results. They represented themselves and Cumberland with excellence.”

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.