Clash of the Titans

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Moot Court

As famous non-lawyer Leonardo Da Vinci said, “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”

With the artist’s sentiment in mind, the law school’s chapter of the American Constitution Society has challenged Dean Ronald Weich to a “judicial throwdown” – an oral argument with student Adam Shareef, 3L and president of the Moot Court board.

“As law students at the University of Baltimore School of Law, we are offered a practical approach to learning – an approach that affords us the ability to enter the legal practice exceptionally well prepared,” ACS wrote in its challenge to Weich. “As many of us near the end of our law school journey, one question comes to mind: Has the pupil gained enough knowledge to truly say he has surpassed the master?”

Da Vinci isn’t the only inspirational Italian in this story: In response to a challenge video from ACS featuring Adam Shareef, and an encouragement video from 2L Jeremy Brooks, Weich appeared in a video of his own that provides a peek into the dean’s preparations for the forthcoming showdown.

Ain’t gonna be no rematch.

Check out the three videos (thanks to 1L Usman Suleman) and make sure your volume is turned up! And mark your calendars for the “Clash of the Titans” on March 28. Here are the details:

Clash of the Titans: Dean Weich and Prof. Meyerson vs. UB Moot Court Experts Adam Shareef and Rima Kikani

5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Moot Courtroom
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201

Shareef will be joined by Rima Kikani, J.D. ’14, an associate at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy. Weich will be joined by DLA Piper Professor of Law Michael MeyersonThey will be arguing the Supreme Court case Utah v. Strieff.

Food will be provided.

Please contact ACS President, Aneesa Khan at, with any questions.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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