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MSS 2020-03

The Timothy and Marie O’Rourke Collection

Overview

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.3 Cubic Feet (1 archival box)

Scope & Contents

Collection Description

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    General

    The Timothy and Marie O’Rourke Collection consists of materials related to the 53rd Annual William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition, held on April 18, 1981, at Old Cabell Hall.

    The competition began in 1979 with 228 members of the class of 1981 and consisted of six total rounds. After making it through the fi¬rst three rounds during their second year, Marie Kaczynski ’81 and Timothy O’Rourke ’81, who are now married, advanced to the quarterfi¬nal round (fi¬rst semester of third year) and then semi¬final round (second semester of third year) before the ¬final competition at Old Cabell in April. O’Rourke and Kaczynski (for the petitioner) competed against A. Jeffrey Bird ’81 and Stephanie Tsacoumis ’81 (for the respondent). Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia at the time, adjudicated the last round with two other federal judges, Carl McGowan and Boyce F. Martin, Jr. Kaczynski and O’Rourke won the competition.

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    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was donated by Timothy and Marie O'Rourke in October of 2020.

fileFinal Round Problem - Summarizes the case Dunbar v. United States, which Marie Kaczynski and Timothy O’Rourke argued before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the final round of the 1981 Moot Court Competition., 1981Box 1
fileCompetition Poster - Announced the final round of the 53rd Annual Moot Court Competition on Saturday, April 18, 1981, in Old Cabell HallBox 1
fileCompetition Program - Includes the names of the finalists as well as brief bios of the three judgesBox 1
fileMoot Court Brief - Timothy O’Rourke and Marie Kaczynski’s Moot Court brief contains handwritten comments and underlines by Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgBox 1
otherlevelDigital Photographs – Personal photographs (two), taken in Old Cabell Hall, capture the moment when Marie Kaczynski and Timothy O’Rourke found out they were the winners of the 1981 Moot Court Competition
otherlevelCertificates [digital] – Marie Kaczynski and Timothy O’Rourke certificates (two) given in recognition of winning the 1981 Moot Court Competition. Both signed by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. O’Rourke received the Stephen Pierre Traynor Award for Excellence in Appe
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