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Moot Court Honors Board – General Board Members:
Reed Baker; Joelle Bartkins; Camryn Berk; Michelle Camacho; Samantha Chorny; Clark Conforti; Erin Dimbleby; Ashley Eggleston; Christian Escamilla; Stefanos Georgousopoulos; Daniel Korchnoy; Jennie Krauser; Erin LeClair; Mark Marquez; Sabrina Marroquin; Donald McCann; Shaian Mohammadi; Danasia Neal; Jake Novack; Payton Randle; Ashley Sanchez; Jaleh Sattarin; Robert Theiring; Lea Trojanowski; Claudette Villicana; Taylor Williams; Leo Varela
We, the Moot Court Honors Board, dedicate ourselves to implement, create, administer, and ensure, the highest quality moot court competitions, mock trial competitions, and advocacy events at California Western School of Law. Our vision is to create realistic and fair advocacy events to build and shape the advocacy skills of students, and create strong, professional traveling teams to represent our school throughout the nation. Questions about Moot Court Honors Board? Email one of our Board Members listed on the right side of this web page!
1L competition is a spring event and is one of the largest intrascholastic events at CWSL with nearly 100 competitors. This competition is open to second trimester 1Ls. Each competitor performs either an opening or closing statement. Finalists are eligible for a Distinguished Advocate award.
The David M. Gill Trial competition is held in the Spring. The Gill competition is open to anyone who has completed their first trimester of law school. The competition requires performing either an opening or closing statement and sometimes requires a direct or a cross examination, depending on the fact pattern. Finalists of this competition are eligible to receive Distinguished Advocate (DA) Awards.
There are Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) events throughout the year in the areas of negotiation and mediation. These competitions are the primary way students are selected for the traveling negotiation and mediation teams. In 2011, the negotiation team took 3rd place in their American Bar Association region, and the mediation team took 1st and 2nd in the State Bar of California competition. In 2015, CWSL students took 1st Place in the Cal Bar Environmental Law Student Negotiations Competition.
The William C. Lynch Appellate Competition is in Spring trimester. The competition is open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Each competitor has seven minutes to present an appellate argument and field questions from a panel of three judges. Finalists are eligible for a Distinguished Advocate award.
Students with DA awards have the opportunity to take CWSL’s Trial Skills Class, also referred to as summer “boot camp.” The boot camp is an intense summer session, for credit, that teaches students valuable trial skills. Students who wish to be on trial teams must complete the “boot camp” to be eligible for a traveling team. CWSL has had much local, regional, and national success with their traveling trial teams and has some of the best coaches in the nation.
Lynch Appellate Competition Prelims: TBD Lynch Appellate Competition Finals: TBD 1L Competition Prelims: TBD 1L Competition Finals: TBD Negotiation Competition Prelims: TBD Negotiation Competition Finals: TBD Gill Trial Competition Prelims: TBD Gill Trial Competition Finals: TBD
Lynch Appellate Competition 1st place: 2nd place: 3rd place:1L Trial Competition 1st place: 2nd place: 3rd place: Negotiation Competition 1st place: 2nd place: Legal Skills II Appellate Competition 1st place: 2nd place: 3rd place: Gill Trial Competition 1st place: 2nd place: 3rd place: