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Achievements

Please join us in congratulating the Admiralty Moot Court Team on their recent success. The team competed this weekend in New Orleans at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and advanced to the Quarter-finals. In addition to the team's overall achievement, Taylor Stone was recognized as the Second Best Oralist in the competition. Team members include: Lacey Rochester, Coach; Amenah Abdelfattah and Taylor Stone, Oralists; and March Mandich, Brief Writer. We're very proud of all their success!

Congratulations!
The Moot Court Board
 

Congratulations to Loyola's BLSA Trial Ad Team - the team won first place in the National BLSA Mock Trial Competition in Washington, D.C. this past weekend!! The Loyola Law Community congratulates the Trial Ad Team Members:  Thaddeus Johnson, Shari Graham, Germani Hardeman and Bonycle Thornton.  Thanks to the team on their impressive accomplishment!
 

Jay Mattappally, 2L, was selected through the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program to work as a judicial intern for 6 weeks during the summer with participating state or federal judges.  Jay accepted an offer to work as a summer intern from Judge Barbara Lynn, U.S. Northern District for the State of Texas in Dallas, Texas. Congratulations to Jay!
 

Please join us in congratulating the Environmental Law Moot Court team on their recent success at the Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition in White Plains, New York on February 23rd-25th. The team includes Coach, Elizabeth Liuzza; Oralist/Brief Writer, Mirais Holden; and Oralists, Thomas Pressly and Kate Cazayoux. The team landed a spot in the Semi-Finals and finished in the top 9 out of 77 teams.

Please join us in congratulating the First Amendment Moot Court team on their recent success at their competition at Vanderbilt University. Peter Segrist, oralist/brief writer, Amye Green, oralist/brief writer, and Victor Jones, coach, earned a spot in the semi-finals and finished in the top four of thirty-eight teams. In addition to the overall success, the team's brief was named as the runner-up best brief.  Evan J. Bergeron (L'11) served as the team's Alumni Advisor and should be included as part of the team. We're all very proud of the team!

I am proud to announce that our National Moot Court team competed in the 62nd National Rounds in New York City this week and landed in the Top 16 in the country! The team was defeated by a very narrow margin by Regent University, which had the runner up best brief. Over 180 teams compete nationwide in this competition and the top 30 schools from 15 regions meet for the final round in New York. At the end of two rounds, we were seeded 10th and the students did a fantastic job arguing against a very lively bench. Ultimately, Texas Tech won the competition, with UC Berkley placing second.

Congratulations to the A.P. Tureaud Chapter of BLSA's Mock Trial Team consisting of Thaddeus Johnson, Shari Graham, Germani Hardeman and Bonycle Thornton who won 1st place in the SRBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition held last week in Birmingham, Alabama. The team successfully competed against Vanderbilt University, Florida State University, University of Alabama, UNC Chapel Hill & Florida Coastal School of Law. The team was coached by Loyola alumni and past national champions, Dante Butler (L'11) and Nia Weeks (L'11).

Joanna M. Gonzales, 3L, accepted a position with United States Navy JAG last spring and upon graduation will be joining the JAG Corps.  Please join us in congratulating Joanna on her appointment.  Joanna was commissioned and swore into the Navy on Dec. 2, 2011 by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Laragy (CDR U.S. Navy Reserve) in front of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. 
 

The Trial Advocacy program put on its annual Intramural Competition at the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court on November 11-12, 2011. Please join the Trial Advocacy program and board in congratulating the champions and outstanding advocates.

2011 Loyola Law Intramural Champions:

Aaron Maples
Mervatt El Jaouhari
Brendan Connick
Salem Willis
Coach: Jeanine Young

Outstanding Advocate awards:

Best Prosecutor - Aaron Maples
Best Defense - Sarah Fontenot
Best Opening - Tu Houng
Best Closing - Salem Willis

Please join us in congratulating the Loyola National Moot Court Team members on their recent success.

The team placed in the top two at the regional competition held at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi, on November 11-12.  Oralist Jeff Briscoe was also recognized as the top oral advocate in the final round.

With this success, the team advances to the National Competition held in New York which will be sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers in January 2012.

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