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The Timothy and Marie O’Rourke Collection

Identifier: MSS-2020-03


  • Creation: 1981



.3 Cubic Feet (1 archival box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


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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Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States