The annual GW charity competition between torts and contracts was held this week and I am saddened to report that contracts prevailed on the field of paintball. Each year, the students bid for positions on the two teams and all of the money goes to support public interest work by our law students at George Washington. (The Contracts team is in the back with Professor Greg Maggs in the middle; the Torts Team is sitting in front).
This is the sixth year and contracts now has a 4-2 lead. This year was particularly challenging with temperatures reaching near 100 degrees when we finished. The heat index was even higher with the high humidity. This is the second year that we faced blazing hot conditions but the team soldiered on. It was the closed competition that we have had with a tied at the end of the competition at 2-2-1. We then held an extra game and contracts prevailed.
The victorious contracts team was led by Professor Maggs. The contracts team this year was composed of Cooper Littlejohn, John McGeehan, Jon Marvisi, Mike Omboni.
I had the honor of leading a torts team composed of Spencer McCandless, Larry “Buddy” Buckner, Alejandro González Mercado, and Nicholas Chanin. They fought with bravery and dignity. We all left with scars to show our effort (I got a particularly nice hit on the jaw just under my mask).
As always, we gathered around my car for some refreshments and torts left our contracts friends with a hearty congratulations and a menacing eye toward 2018.