Charleston School of Law students take top spot in national tax law competition

The Charleston School of Law on Meeting Street.

Students from the Charleston School of Law have claimed the top spot at a national legal competition for the fourth year in a row.

Students Dustin Pitts, Laura Michael Hughes and Hank Young beat out law students from across the country, including from the University of Baltimore, Syracuse University and the University of Florida, to take the win.

The students beat out Liberty University in the final round to win first place in the 2015 National Tax Moot Court championship held Feb. 5-7 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The competition tasks students with presenting oral arguments over several rounds on a specific tax-related legal issue. The final rounds were judged by three U.S. Tax Court judges.

“It was a great honor to continue the winning tradition of Charleston School of Law at this competition,” Young said in a media release.