McGeorge School of Law

Mock Trial Season Begins with CACJ

October 16, 2014

Competition Team Group

Front row, from left: Ryan Roebuck, Ashley Pane, Dayla Go, James Bradford, Kitty Tetrault, Lauryn Tully, Natasha Machado, Kathryne Heath, Selena Farnesi, Elizabeth Ramos, Easton Broome, Anna Padgett, Jordan Davis, Riha Pathak and Neil Clark. Back row, from left: Jason Schaff, '06, Leland Washington, '01, Jeff Schaff, '10, Maria Wilson, '08, Professor Cary Bricker, Alan Donato, '09, Keith Hill, '96, Jesse Saucedo, '11 and Jake Flesher, '00. Not pictured: Teal Miller, Thien Ho, '98, Shoeb Mohammad, Amanda Ryan and Nicole Silverman.

The 16-member McGeorge Mock Trial team will compete in seven competitions during the 2014-15 academic year, beginning with the National Criminal event sponsored by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) and Hastings College of the Law.

Twelve students will compete in three fall tournaments while Neil Clark, Jordan Davis, Easton Broome and Riha Pathak comprise a fall scrimmage team coached by Maria Wilson, '08, and Jesse Saucedo, '11. This team will travel to and compete in one of the spring tournaments. A second scrimmage team comprised of Teal Miller, Nicole Silverman, Amanda Ryan and Clark, coached by Mock Trial Program Director Cary Bricker, just completed an intra-school competition this past weekend.

Here's a look at the complete 2014-15 McGeorge Mock Trial schedule:

Fall Competitions

National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition (CACJ) Oct. 16-19, 2014
Location: San Francisco
Team: Dayla Go, Natasha Machado, Elizabeth Ramos, Lauryn Tully
Coaches: Alan Donato, '09, Jeff Schaff, '10

Buffalo-Niagara Trial Nov. 8-11, 2014
Location: Buffalo, NY
Team: Shoeb Mohammad, Ashley Pane, Ryan Roebuck, Kitty Tetrault
Coaches: Keith Hill, '96, Thien Ho, '98

National Civil Trial (NCTC) Nov. 14-16, 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Team: James Bradford, Kathryne Heath, Selena Farnesi, Anna Padgett
Coaches: Leland Washington, '01, Jake Flesher, '00, Jason Schaff, '06


Spring Competitions

Four competitions are scheduled for the spring semester and team line-ups will be announced in January 2015.

Texas Young Lawyers National (NTC) Region 13 Jan. 30-31, 2015
Location: Salem, OR

American Association for Justice (Regional) March 19-22, 2015
Location: TBA

National Ethics Trial Competition March 19-21, 2015

South Texas Mock Trial Challenge March 25-29
Location: Houston