McGeorge School of Law

Mock Trial Team Opens Eight-Event Schedule with CACJ— McGeorge School of Law

October 16, 2015


Front row, from left: Professor Cary Bricker, Keith Hill, '96, Tanner Puryear, Josh Hudson, Nicole Todd, Kathryne Baldwin, Heather Phillips, Michelle Ahronovitz, Lauryn Tully, Alex Smith, Nia Traylor, Alan Donato, '09, and Kyle Chin; Back row, from left: Jake Weaver, '14, Jeff Schaff, '09, David Norton, '13, Tiffany Wynn, '13, Shoeb Mohammad, Ryan Roebuck, Kitty Tetrault, Ashley Pane, Jesse Saucedo, '11, and Jose Parra. Not pictured: Riha Pathak.

Professor Cary Bricker's 16-member mock trial team will compete in eight competitions during the 2015-16 academic year, beginning with the National Criminal event sponsored by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) and Hastings College of the Law.

Newcomers Michelle Ahronovitz, Kyle Chin, Josh Hudson, Heather Phillips, Tanner Puryear, Alex Smith, Nia Traylor and Nicole Todd will join returnees Kathryne Baldwin, Shoeb Mohammad, Ashley Pane, Jose Parra, Riha Pathak, Ryan Roebuck, Kitty Tetrault and Lauryn Tully on the team. Twelve students will travel to fall tournaments. The four-person scrimmage team, coached by Amanda Iler, '14, and Tiffany Wynn, '13, practices against the fall teams then competes in one of the spring travel events.

Here's a look at the complete 2015-16 McGeorge mock trial schedule:

Fall Competitions

CACJ Oct. 15-18, 2015
Location: San Francisco
Team: Michelle Ahronovitz, Josh Hudson, Ashley Pane, Lauryn Tully
Coaches: Alan Donato, '09, Jeff Schaff, '09

Buffalo-Niagara Trial Nov. 7-10, 2015
Location: Buffalo, NY
Team: Shoeb Mohammad, Heather Phillips, Alex Smith, Nia Traylor
Coaches: Jesse Saucedo, '11, David Norton, '13, Teal Ericson, '14

National Civil Trial (NCTC) Nov. 13-15, 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Team: Kathryne Baldwin, Ryan Roebuck, Kitty Tetrault, Jose Parra
Coaches: Keith Hill, '96, Jake Weaver, '14

Judge Kelly Invitational Nov. 14-15, 2015
Location: New York, NY
Team: TBD (two students)

Spring Competitions — Four competitions are planned for the spring semester and team line-ups will be announced in January 2016.

Texas Young Lawyers National (NTC) Region 13 Feb. 19-21, 2016 in Seattle

American Association for Justice (Regional) March 19-22, 2016

National Ethics Trial Competition March 17-19, 2016 in Sacramento

South Texas Challenge April 13-17, 2016 in Houston