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Trial Advocacy Achievements

Spring 2017:

American Association for Justice (Tuscaloosa, AL) -

  • Team: Nick Bergeron, Tessa Bitterman, Josh Stein, and Natalie Enterkin
  • Coach: Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Payne

Also representing Loyola Law School in the competition:

  • Team: William Huye, Ainsley Fagan, Michael Moore, and Bonnie Thomas
  • Coach: Melanie Bray

Costello Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition -

  • Team: Urvi Patel, Kapish Barry, Will Brierre
  • Coach: Bradley Phillips

Spring 2015:

Louisiana State Bar Association Competition (Baton Rouge, LA) - 1st Place

  • Team: Brooke Michiels, Nina Turk, Melanie Cleveland, and Bobby Pardo.
  • Coaches: Joe Damrich & Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Payne

American Association for Justice (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) - 6th Place

  • Team: Brooke Michiels, Nina Turk, Melanie Cleveland, and Bobby Pardo.
  • Coaches: Joe Damrich & Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Payne

National Trial Competition - 5th Place

  • Team: Alexis Clay, Rick Schwerdtfeger and Lindsey Soboul
  • Coach: Bradley Phillips

Also representing Loyola Law School in the competition:

  • Team: Zach Grate, Olga Fofanova, Teri Black
  • Coach: Bradley Phillips

 

2014 Intramural Competition Awards:

First Place Team

  • Olga Fofonova, Bobby Pardo, Zach Grate, and Melissa Mabry Coaches: Brian Hill and Rebecca Molyneaux

Second Place Team

  • Sergey Garanyants, Joshua Rodriguez, Jami Pellerin, and Rick Schwerdtfeger
  • Coach: Valerie Delatte

Best Defense Counselor

  • Rick Schwerdtfeger

Best Prosecutor

  • Zach Grate

Best Opening

  • Melanie Cleveland

Best Closing

  • Ranchaela Ward

Best Direct

  • Teri Black

Best Cross

  • Alexis Clay

Best Witness

  • Jeremy Robichaux

2012-2013

ABA Chicago Employment Competition

  • Semi Finalist

LSBA Competition in Baton Rogue

  • Runner Up

LSBA Competition Baton Rogue

  • Third Place

Fall 2012

ABA National Labor and Employment Regional competition in Los Angeles

Spring 2013

George Mason Costello Criminal Competition

Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA)

Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA)

  • Achieving Second and Third Place

2010

A.B.A. National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

  • Semi-Finalist

A.A.J. Student Trial Advocacy Competition – Dallas Regional

  • Placed 6th and 8th

Texas Young Lawyers’ Association National Trial Advocacy Competition

  • Semi-Finalist

Louisiana State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition

  • Second Place

2009

9th Annual Quinnipiac University Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

  • Tournament Champions

News Story posted on NOLA:
http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2009/11/loyola_trial-advocacy_team_win.html

2008

A.A.J. Student Trial Advocacy Competition – Atlanta Regional

  • Second Place

Louisiana State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition

  • Second Place

2007

A.B.A. National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

  • National Champions

A.A.J. Student Trial Advocacy Competition - Las Vegas Regional

  • Third Place

Louisiana State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition

  • Second Place

Individual Achievements

2009 Quinnipiac University Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

  • Best Cross Examination- Dante Butler

2009 TYLA National Trial Competition - New Orleans Regional

  • Best Closing Argument- Jatavian Williams

2007 Michigan State University’s National Trial Advocacy Competition

  • Best Cross-examination - Jacob Hargett
  • Best Closing Argument - Linzee Locke

Anticipated Competitions (2010-2011)

A.B.A. National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, Chicago, IL

Quinnipiac University School of Law ABA Trial Advocacy Competition, New Haven, CT

National Trial Advocacy Competition hosted by Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Texas Young Lawyers’ Association National Trial Advocacy Competition, Houston, TX

A.A.J. Student Trial Advocacy Competition

2010 Lone Star Classic, San Antonio, TX

Louisiana State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition

 

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