McGeorge School of Law

Moot Court 2018-2019 Season Begins with Thomas Tang Regional

October 25, 2018

The Thomas Tang Moot Court Team: coach Eric Shriners, student coach Roberto Jimenez, Ricky Martorana, Katie Dilts, Stacie Jackson, Brian Delgado, and coach Brad Coutinho '12.

The Thomas Tang Moot Court Team: coach Eric Shriners, student coach Roberto Jimenez, Ricky Martorana, Katie Dilts, Stacie Jackson, Brian Delgado, and coach Brad Coutinho '12.

The McGeorge School of Law Moot Court program will enter nine competitions this year, with four competitions in the Fall semester and five competitions in the Spring Semester. The season begins on Oct. 26 with the Thomas Tang Moot Court Regional in Seattle, Wash.

In addition to competing, all team members serve on the Moot Court Honors Board. The Exec. Chair of the Honors Board this year is fourth-year evening student Joann Horta-Baez. She is responsible for all of the non-academic parts of the program, including selecting the team members and supervising the work of the four standing committees. The standing committees coordinate related activities with the student body and alumni through the McGeorge Moot Court Society, which is open for all students to join. Professor Ed Telfeyan, director of the Moot Court program, coaches and instructs students on how to become top appellate advocates in their competitions. Here's a look at the Fall McGeorge Moot Court schedule and team line-ups:

Fall Competitions

Thomas Tang Moot Court (Western Regional) — Oct. 26-27, 2018, in Seattle
  • Teams: Ricky Martorana and Katie Dilts; Stacie Jackson and Brian Delgado
  • Student Coach: Roberto Jimenez
  • Research Assistant: Corina Johnson
  • Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Eric Shriners, Professor Adrienne Brungess, Professor Lindsey Blanchard and Brad Coutinho '12
San Diego National Criminal Procedure — Nov. 16-18, 2018
  • Team: Rachel Chesterfield and Matt Gallagher
  • Student Coach: David Ferozy
  • Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Michael Vitiello, Mark Gallagher '95, Matt Fleming, '11, Madison Simmons '13
Chicago Bar Association Moot Court — Nov. 15-17, 2018
  • Teams: Dan Reilly and Dylan De Wit; Alicia Escobedo, Joshua Bailey and Nick Pancharian
  • Student Coach: Gabe Baybayan
  • Research Assistant: Consuelo Amezcua
  • Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Ed Telfeyan, Timothy Kamermayer '12, Gil Vega '09 and Jacqueline Hang '15
New York National Moot Court (Region 12) — November 2018
  • Teams: Paige Davidson, Anete Millers and Michael Laino; Henry Mantel, CJ Ninke and Scott Presley
  • Student Coach: Ashley Vasquez
  • Research Assistant: Les Swizer
  • Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Daniel Croxall, Professor Etan Zaitsu, Maricar Pascual, '16 and John Ziegler, '13.

Team Photos