Moot Court

Moot Court

The Moot Court Program at Loyola New Orleans is built on consistency and excellence. The comprehensive program is designed to give students the opportunity to participate effectively in intramural and intercollegiate moot court competitions. Students build and perfect the art of persuasive oral advocacy and the skills of proficient brief writing.

Beginning the first year of law school, students have the opportunity to take the Loyola Moot Court Course in effective appellate advocacy. Selections for Moot Court Staff positions are made following the course in an annual intramural competition.


2018-2019 Executive Board

Chairman: Alexandra Celio
Alumni Co-Chair: Gabrielle Hosli 
Alumni Co-Chair: Claire Zeringue 
Team Administrator: Phillip La Borde
National Team Coach: Rebecca Alvarez
National Team Oralist: Gabe Silva
National Team Oralist: Katherine Kovach 
Selection Chair: Allison Payne
First Amendment Coach: Bianca Moore
Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Monica Mendoza
Pace Coach: Kaitlin Brockett 
Jessup Coach: Danielle Vasquez-Corpus 

2017-18 Full Biographies

Faculty Advisor:  Professor Monica Hof Wallace

Teams and Accomplishments

2016-17 National Team

(pictured left to right)
John Yadamec - Oralist
Whitney Brady - Oralist
Henry Gerbracht - Coach
Amanda Meadow - Brief Writer/Oralist


2016-17 ABA Team

(pictured left to right)
Michael Harrison - Oralist
Melanie Derefinko - Coach
Courtney Harper - Oralist
James Branum - Brief writer/Oralist


2016-17 Admiralty Team

(pictured left to right)
Mike Melucci - Coach
Whitney Wilson - Brief Writer/Oralist
Macy Ledet - Oralist
Michael Catalano - Oralist

2016-17 PACE Environmental Law Team

(pictured left to right)
Erica Sensenbrenner - Briefwriter/Oralist
Andrea Nocito - Coach
Vesna Milojevic - Oralist
Courtney Rudolph - Oralist


2016-17 National Criminal Procedure Team

(pictured left to right)
Kyle Matthias - Brief Writer/Oralist
Guy Bercegeay - Coach
Candice Bennatt - Oralist

2016-17 Jessup International Law Team

(pictured left to right, back row then front row)
Korby Kazyak - Oralist
Nick Pierce - Coach
Trent Wallis - Brief Writer/Oralist
Kari Fleming - Oralist
Kristen Legendre - Brief Writer/Oralist