Kyle Matthias – Chair
Kyle Matthias is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and will serve as the 2017-2018 Chairman for the Moot Court program. During his second year of law school, Mr. Matthias competed as an oralist and brief writer for the Nation Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team. In addition to his involvement with Moot Court, Mr. Matthias is also a member of the Loyola Law Review, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, and has been recently invited to be a member of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court.
Mr. Matthias’ legal experience includes clerkships at Wynne, Goux, & Lobello, L.L.C., Entergy Services New Orleans, Inc., Kean Miller, L.L.P., Shields Mott, L.L.P., and Gainsburgh Benjamin, L.L.C. He will also be gaining valuable experience during his third year serving in Loyola’s Criminal Defense Clinic.
Prior to entering law school, Mr. Matthias spent nine years in the United States Coast Guard. There, he obtained the rank of Boatswainsmate First Class and served as an Officer of the Day, Search and Rescue Coordinator, Law Enforcement Instructor, Training Officer, Conning Officer, Tactical Control Officer, and was also able to complete his national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. After serving, Mr. Matthias completed his Bachelor of Arts in political science at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Mr. Matthias will graduate from the Civil Law Division in May 2018. Upon graduating, he plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.
Kristen Rooney – Selection Chair
Kristen Rooney is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and will serve as the 2017-2018 Selection Chair for the Moot Court Program. Ms. Rooney has been actively involved as a Moot Court staff member, serving on the Moot Court Selection Committee and Alumni Committee. She is also a member of the Association of Women Law Students.
Ms. Rooney’s legal experience includes clerkships during the summers of 2016 and 2017 with Southern Legal Clinics, L.L.C., focusing in personal injury, bankruptcy, and family law. She is also involved in leasing of commercial equipment for American Chassis Leasing, L.L.C., and leasing of commercial property for Gemstone Properties, L.L.C. Ms. Rooney is currently working towards receiving her real estate license in addition to her law degree.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Rooney received her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Louisiana State University. She graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for being in the top 10% of her class. She was also a member of the Louisiana Phi Mu Alpha Eta Chapter.
Ms. Rooney is a recipient of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Dean’s Scholarship, the Sehrt Scholarship, and the Stephen Little Scholarship. She will graduate in May 2018 in the Civil Law Division. Following graduation, Ms. Rooney plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.
Macy Ledet – Alumni Co-Chair
Macy Lauren Ledet is a third year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She serves on the Moot Court Executive Board as the 2017-18 Alumni Chairman. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Ledet earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a Minor in Sociology from Louisiana State University, where she was a member-at-large for the College of Arts and Science. Ms. Ledet was also chosen by the National Society of Collegiate scholars, as one of two Ambassadors, representing LSU in South Africa for a Diplomacy Mission, post-apartheid.
Prior to entering Law School, Ms. Ledet was a small business owner, in two joint- ventures, for over nine years, one of which was focused Real Estate Investments in Houston, Texas.
As a first year law student, Ms. Ledet she advanced in Loyola’s Intramural Moot Court Competition, yielding her a position on the Moot Court Staff. In addition to her involvement in Moot Court, Ms. Ledet was also interim Vice- Magister for Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, as well and an inductee of Phi Alpha Delta, and member of the Criminal Law Society and Federalist Society.
In her second year, Ms. Ledet participated as an Oralist in the 2017 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court at the United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, achieving success against each team which they competed against. Ms. Ledet additionally served out her second term as Vice-Magistrate of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society.
Ms. Ledet’s legal experience includes clerking Kizer, Hood & Morgan, LLP as an undergrad in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In addition, Ms. Ledet clerked for Davis S. Moyer Law, LLC, in St. Charles Parish for two summers, focusing on mediation and litigation in the following areas: Civil Law, Criminal Defense, Construction Law, Family Law, Business Litigation, and Personal Injury. Ms. Ledet was the author of two Appellate Briefs, both of which yielded successful outcomes.
Ms. Ledet is a native of Houma, Louisiana and a mother of two wonderful children. She is a recipient of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Dean's Scholarship, and following graduation in May 2018, Ms. Ledet plans to sit for the Louisiana and Texas Bar Examinations.
Becky Stevenson – Team Administrator
Becky Stevenson 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 2017-2018.
Prior to coming to law school, Ms. Stevenson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Louisiana State University and was a special education teacher for several years in the New Orleans area.
Ms. Stevenson’s legal experience includes interning for the Honorable Robin D. Pittman at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. She was also a summer intern at The Advocacy Center and a law clerk in the Law Offices of Robert E. Birtel. She is involved in the Prosecution Clinic within the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.
Ms. Stevenson was a Lawyering II Teaching Assistant for Professor Bobby Harges, and assisted students with writing their appellate briefs and preparing for oral arguments. Ms. Stevenson is a recipient of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Dean’s Scholarship, the Brigadier General Carl L. Trippi Animal Law Scholarship, and the Clem H. and Norris Tricon Sehrt Scholarship. Following graduation in May 2018, Ms. Stevenson plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.
Michael Catalano – National Coach
Michael Catalano is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and serves as this year’s National Team Coach. In his second year of law school, Mr. Catalano competed as an oralist on the Moot Court Admiralty Team and was awarded second place for individual oration at the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition in New Orleans. In addition to his involvement with the Moot Court Program, Mr. Catalano is a current member of the Loyola Law Review and was recently invited to be a member of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court.
Mr. Catalano’s legal experience includes interning for the Honorable Fredericka Homberg Wicker at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, as well as clerking for Taggart Morton, L.L.C. Mr. Catalano will also serve as an extern for the Honorable Ivan L.R. Lemelle at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana during the 2017-2018 school year.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Catalano received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans in 2014. Following graduation in May 2018, Mr. Catalano plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.