​3Ls Anna Skandalis and Elyse Maugeri Win the 11th Annual Bond, Schoeneck & King ADR Competition 

The team of 3Ls Anna Skandalis and Elyse Maugeri won the 11th annual Bond, Schoeneck & King Alternative Dispute Resolution (BSK ADR) Competition, held in Dineen Hall. They prevailed over 3Ls Cameron Rustay and Peter Calleri. Calleri was also named Best Overall Advocate in the Final Round. 

Judging the final round were Brian Butler L’96, managing member of the Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC Syracuse office; Dean Craig M. Boise; Alan Epstein L’74, President and CEO of CI Renewables LLC, the parent of KDC Solar; and the Honorable Danielle Fogel L’04, Supreme Court Justice in the Fifth Judicial District. 

13 additional judges, including alumni and professors at the College of Law, judged the preliminary, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds. Thank you to Professor Elizabeth August L’94, Brandon Bourg L’22, John Boyd II L’16, Dr. Maria Cudowska, Dean DiPilato, Dustin Dorsino L’21, Payne Horning L’21, David M. Katz L’17, Savanna Klinek, Amelia McLean-Robertson L’19, Elizabeth Morgan L’19, Donghoo Sohn, L.L.M ’13, and Maria Zumpano L’19.

Created in 2011, this annual competition continues to offer students at Syracuse Law the opportunity to grow as oral advocates and hone their experience in the world of negotiation. The competition gives students an opportunity to practice resolving clients’ conflicts through arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. Practitioners evaluate teams over the course of three days of preliminary rounds which culminate in a final round that is open to the public. 

This year’s final round problem involved a dispute between two parties in a name, image, and likeness (NIL) antitrust settlement. Sedona Prince is a 6’ 7” basketball player who currently plays for the University of Oregon. Up until the Supreme Court’s decision in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston on June 21, 2021, Prince was not allowed to profit from her NIL as a high school or Division 1 collegiate athlete, regardless of her success during these years. Sedona has filed suit against the NCAA for antitrust violations and lost wages and revenue.