McGeorge School of Law

McGeorge Mock Trial Team Fall Competitions

September 20, 2012

The 2012-13 Pacific McGeorge Mock Trial Team, students and coaches

The 2012-13 McGeorge Mock Trial Team, students and coaches: Front row, from left, Robert Rice, Teal Erickson, Amanda Iler, Dru Hester, Andrea Morris, Andrea Massimini, Courtney Martin, Tim Balcom, Claire Calvert, David Wiksell and Jessica McCall. Second row, Alan Donato, Meredith Camissa, Vanessa Hunter, Rebecca Hause, Greg Porter, Tiffany Wynn, Hunter Starr, Danny Jensen and Alex Kian. Third row, Leland Washington, Denize Kia, David Norton, Greg Hayes and Vincent Wiraatmadja. Back row, Jason Schaff, Jeff Schaff and Keith Hill. Not pictured: Coach Thien Ho.

Professor Cary Bricker, backed by an all-star coaching cast of trial attorneys, will send the 2012-13 edition of the McGeorge Mock Trial Team into five intercollegiate competitions this fall.

"We have a strong team this year and a great group of dedicated coaches who have instilled them with confidence and enthusiasm," Bricker said. "We are looking forward to the start of the season next month."

Here's a look at the schedule:

Fall 2012 Competitions:

Fifth Annual Stetson Pretrial (Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy)
October 11-14, 2012
Gulfport, Florida
(OA) Rebecca Hause, Vanessa Hunter
Coach: Parker White, '80
(BW) David Bass, Jared Christensen
Coaches: Stephanie Thompson, Maureen Moran

CACJ National Criminal Trial Advocacy
October 11-14, 2012, San Francisco
Claire Calvert, Danny Jensen, Alex Kian, Jessica McCall
AKA Team Balcom
Coaches: Tim Balcom, '97, David Wiksell, '10

Fordham's Kelly Invitational
October 27-28, 2012, New York, NY
Amanda Iler and Denize Kia
Coaches: Keith Hill, '96, Thien Ho,'98,

9th Annual Buffalo Niagara
Nov. 8-11, 2012, Buffalo, New York
Andrea Morris, Greg Porter, Jake Weaver and Tiffany Wynn
Coaches: Alan Donato, '09, Jeff Schaff, '10

Loyola Law School's 11th Annual National Civil Trial
November 16-18, 2012, Los Angeles
Teal Erickson, Courtney Martin, David Norton, Hunter Starr
Coaches: Leland Washington, '01, Jason Schaff, '06

The scrimmage team, composed of Greg Hayes, '14, Dru Hester, '13, Andrea Massimini, '14, and Vincent Wiraatmadja, '14, coached ably by Meredith Camissa, '09, and Robert Rice, '87, will provide strong inter-squad competition for the NCTC team and bench strength, if needed, for the other road teams.

The team's Spring 2013 schedule will be announced later, but is sure to include participation in the prestigious National Trial Competition sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. McGeorge has sent a team to the national championship round of that venerable event for five of the last seven years.