James Lego

James Lego

JD, 2020



CourtCall Law School Award

The CourtCall Law School Award is generously provided by CourtCall Legal Services to two 3L students who won a moot court or mock trial advocacy competition and otherwise demonstrated superlative success in advocacy competitions.  Each receives a monetary award and a Dean’s Certificate.

The best Moot Court student in the George Washington University Law School Class of 2020 is James Lego. As a 2L, Jimmy was selected as Best Oral Advocate at the 2019 Manfred Lachs Space Law North American Regional Moot Court Competition at the Georgetown University Law Center. Jimmy and his partner reached the finals, finishing second. As a 3L, Jimmy and two teammates won the 2020 National Telecommunications and Technology Moot Court Competition at the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Additionally, they were awarded Runner-up Best Brief, and Jimmy was chosen as Runner-up Best Oral Advocate.

As a 3L, Jimmy is the only person in the graduating class to successfully petition to participate in four upper-level advocacy competitions, one in each of his elective semesters. Although not directly relevant to a moot court award, it should be noted that, as a 1L, Jimmy and his partner won the ADR Board's First Year Negotiations Competition. As a 2L, Jimmy and his teammate participated in the 2018 ABA Law Student Division Regional Negotiation Competition at the George Mason University Law School. They received near-perfect first round scores and finished in the top four out of 24 teams. 

James graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with his Bachelor of Music in Music Performance.  He was a member of The George Washington International Law Review.


Favorite Memory from GW Law

The time Dustin, Austin, and I simultaneously pointed in three different directions when Professor Siegel asked us where the ice cream was on Deans' Jeans Day.


With Gratitude

Thank you all of my family, my friends from Virginia, the friends I made in D.C., my professors and the staff at GW Law, and every person who gave advice and encouragement during my time in law school. Words cannot fully express the depth of feeling I experience upon reflecting on my time at GW Law. I am unbelievably lucky to have shared this experience with all of you.