April 15, 2015
The McGeorge mock trial team completed its spring season with laudable performances in three major competitions.
Selena Farnesi and James Bradford made the Elite Eight of the 28-team National Trial Competition Championship, which was held March 11-15, 2015, in Houston. Alan Donato, '09, and Jeff Schaff, '09, coached the team whose loss came at the hands of eventual champion Chicago-Kent on a 3-2 split decision. Anna Padgett, Tia Kemokai and Kathryne Baldwin were quarterfinal winners at the NTC regional.
Farnesi will represent McGeorge in Baylor's Top Gun National Trial Competition, which will feature 16 of the best individual law school advocates in June 2015. Kathryne Baldwin will accompany her as a second-chair assistant.
In mid-March, Kitty Tetrault, Shoeb Mohammad, Ashley Pane and Ryan Roebuck traveled to Seattle for a 16-team regional of the American Association for Justice Competition. They were finalists in the event before dropping a close verdict to a team from the University of the Washington. Keith Hill, '96, and Thien Ho, '98, coached the McGeorge team.
In late March, Lauryn Tully, Natasha Machado , Elizabeth Ramos and Dayla Go made it to the round of 16 in the largest one-site competition in the country, the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge in Houston. Leland Washington, '01, and Jason Schaff, '06, were their coaches.