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Moot Court Executive Board Biographies

​Hope Del Rio – Chair

Hope Del Rio is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and will serve as the 2016-2017 Chairman of the Moot Court Program. During her second year of law school, Ms. Del Rio competed as an oralist and the brief writer for the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team in San Diego, California. The team was awarded Third Best Brief and placed Fourth overall. In addition to her involvement with the Moot Court Program, Ms. Del Rio is a current member of the Journal of Public Interest Law and was recently invited to be a member of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court.

Ms. Del Rio’s legal experience includes interning for the Honorable Raymond S. Steib Jr. at the 24th Judicial District Court after completing her first year of law school. Her legal experience also includes clerking for Blue Williams, L.L.P. and Kean Miller, L.L.P.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Del Rio received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from Louisiana State University with a minor in English Literature. Following graduation in May 2017, Ms. Del Rio plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.

 

Lacey McCoy – Selection Chair

Lacey McCoy is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and serves as the 2015-2016 Selection Chair of the Moot Court Program. During her second year of law school, Ms. McCoy competed as an oralist and brief writer for the First Amendment Moot Court Team in Washington, D.C.  In addition to her involvement with the Moot Court Program, Ms. McCoy is the 2015-2016 Honor Board Co-Chair and has served as an Honor Board Representative her 1L year and 2L year.  She also served as a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Writing course in Fall 2015 and ranked within the Top 10% of her class in Fall 2014.

Ms. McCoy's legal experience includes clerking for Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP, Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys and the Office of the City Attorney in Kenner.  She is also involved in the Technology and Legal Innovation Clinic within the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. 

Prior to attending law school, Ms. McCoy received her Bachelor of Arts in political communications from Louisiana State University in 3.5 years. She was inducted into the LSU Golden Key Honor Society Top 15% graduating cum laude with a 3.77 grade point average.  She was also a member of the Louisiana Beta Chapter of Pi Beta Phi.

She is a recipient of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Dean's Scholarship, Morton Family Hyslop Scholarship and Rose Marie and Ralph Kasekell Scholarship. Following graduation in May 2016, Ms. McCoy plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.

 

Sara Huffman – Alumni Co-Chair

Sara Huffman is a third year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She serves on the Moot Court Executive Board as the 2016-17 Alumni Co-Chairman. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Huffman earned her Bachelor’s degree in History with a Minor in Political Science from Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Louisiana Beta chapter of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. As a first year law student, she advanced to the Final Four of Loyola’s Intramural Moot Court Competition. In her second year, Ms. Huffman participated as an oralist in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, where her team advanced to the Fourth Round of the competition. Ms. Huffman also served on the Moot Court Alumni Committee. Ms. Huffman was also recently selected for membership in the St. Thomas More Inns of Court.

In addition to her involvement in the Moot Court Program, Ms. Huffman is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, where she served as the 2015-6 Philanthropy Co-Chair and helped plan the organization’s annual philanthropy, Masked Professor.

Ms. Huffman’s legal experience includes interning for the Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives while an undergrad and The Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. at the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, after her first year of Law School. In addition, Ms. Huffman clerked for The Morice Law Firm during her second year of law school, and is currently clerking for Unglesby + Williams. Ms. Huffman also served as the Teaching Assistant for Loyola’s 2016 Vienna Summer Legal Studies Program. Ms. Huffman is a native of Coppell, TX and plans to sit for the Louisiana bar following graduation in May 2017.

 

Rebecca Kehoe – Alumni Co-Chair

Rebecca Kehoe is a third year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and serves as Alumni Co-Chairman on the Moot Court Executive Board for 2016-2017.

Prior to entering law school, Ms. Kehoe earned her Bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from Louisiana State University.

Ms. Kehoe’s legal experience includes clerking for the Honorable Roland L. Belsome at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was also a law clerk in the Juvenile Court for the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office. Currently, Ms. Kehoe is a Family Law student practitioner at the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. She provides pro bono legal assistance to members of the community.

In addition to her involvement in the Moot Court Program, Ms. Kehoe also serves as Philanthropy Chair of the Association of Women Law Students, which works closely with the Eden House. She is also a member of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. Ms. Kehoe will graduate in May 2017 in the Civil Law Division with an additional certification in International Law. Following graduation, Ms. Kehoe plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.   

 

Alayna Carroll – Team Administrator

​Alayna Carroll is a third year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and is honored to serve as the Team Administrator on the Moot Court Executive Board for 2016-2017.

Ms. Carroll’s legal experience includes clerking for Justice Scott Crichton on the Louisiana Supreme Court and clerking for Judge Dawn Amacker at the 22nd Judicial District Court. She was also a summer intern at Javier Law Firm and is currently a research assistant for Michael X. St. Martin at St. Martin and Bourque in Houma.

Ms. Carroll was the brief writer and an oralist for the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, at which her team advanced to the semi-finals in Boston. While preparing for the competition, Ms. Carroll was also a Lawyering II Teaching Assistant for Professor Emily Bishop, and assisted students with writing their appellate briefs and preparing for oral arguments.

Prior to coming to law school, Ms. Carroll earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology at Wayne State College, in her home state of Nebraska, and graduated with honors. Ms. Carroll is a recipient of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Dean’s Scholarship, N. Curtiss Petitjean Memorial Scholarship, Cahill/Conway Law Scholarship, and Fred Gisevius Law Scholarship. After graduation, Ms. Carroll plans to sit for the Maryland bar examination.

 

Henry Gerbracht – National Coach

Henry Gerbracht is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law who serves as this year’s National Team Coach. In his second year of law school, Mr. Gerbracht participated as an oralist in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. His team advanced through four competitive rounds of oral arguments, making it to the quarterfinals before finally being eliminated by the tournament champions. Mr. Gerbracht also served on the Moot Court Selection Committee.

Mr. Gerbracht’s legal experience includes clerking for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services’ Homeless Advocacy and Family Law Divisions, and Ochsner Health System’s Legal Affairs Department.

Mr. Gerbracht received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015, after completing his first year of law school. He was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Student Government Association, and Track and Cross Country teams.

Following graduation in May 2017, Mr. Gerbracht plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.

 

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