Harvard Law students scored a victory over Yale Law students in the Third Annual Court Classic charity basketball game November 17th. The pregame festivities included pre-recorded trash talking by absent Yale Dean Harold Koh, team introductions by Dean Elena Kagan, and the national anthem performed by the HLS Scales of Justice. The HLS team included Andy Knopp, Miriam Seifter, Brendan Hickey, C. Claudio Simpkins, and many others, including appearances by Professors David Barron, Bruce Hay, and Richard Fallon.
The atmosphere was a little tense at the beginning, as Yale got off to an 18-8 lead in the first quarter. But the Harvard team stormed back to tie the game at 25 at halftime, led by the tenacious defense of Bill Gray and the aggressive offensive play of Brendan Hickey.
The crowd really got into it as the HLS team established an 18 point lead quickly in the second half, which Yale slowly chipped away at in the 4th quarter. 1L Morgan Ricketts sealed the game when she hit a difficult reverse layup just out of reach of the outstretched arms of a Yale defender.
This pulls HLS ahead 2-1 in the matchups with YLS. “I maintained the sexy,” said 2L Hickey when asked about his winning strategy.