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Trial Advocacy Executive Board and Members

Executive Board 2017-2018

President: Bonnie Thomas
Vice President: Michael Moore
Treasurer: William Huye
Secretary: Ainsley Fagan
Chief of Staff: Natalie Enterkin
National Team Coaches: William Brierre, Jason Galjour
Alumni/PR Chair: Kapish Barry

 

Members

Judson Adams
Kyle Anderson
Brent Bartholomew
Kapish Barry
Noah Borer
William Brierre
Lance Bullock
Rick Burton
Jamie Busby
James Domengeaux
Natalie Enterkin
Jason Galjour
Jared Gilmore
Elizabeth Harvey
William Huye
Penny Kissinger
Hayley Landry
Michael Moore
Brittany Odom
Bonnie Thomas

 

Executive Board Biographies

Bonnie J. Thomas, President

Bonnie J. Thomas is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and currently serves as the President of the Trial Advocacy Program, Loyola Law Review member, and member of various student organizations and honor societies. During her second year, she competed in the Trial Advocacy Intramural Competition and received the award for the Best Cross-Examination. In 2017, she competed on a national team at the American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Competition in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

During the 2016 summer, Bonnie clerked for the Orleans Public Defender’s Office in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the summer of 2017, she had the honor of clerking at Krebs, Farley, LLC and Kelly, Hart & Pitre, LLC in New Orleans. Bonnie is a student practitioner in the Children’s Rights Clinic at Loyola’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice.

Bonnie holds a B.A. in Journalism and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a senior account executive for Gibbs & Soell Business Communications in Raleigh, North Carolina, and as a Program Assistant for West Virginia University Extension Service in Morgantown, West Virginia. Following graduation in May 2018, she plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.

 

Michael W. Moore Jr, Vice-President

Michael holds a B.A in Political Science with minors in History and Theology from Xavier University of Louisiana. While attending Xavier he was an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, president of the Debate and Mock Trial team, and president of the Phi Alpha Delta pre law society. While in undergraduate he worked for Orleans Public Defenders and Louisiana Civil Justice Center providing legal services for underprivileged communities.

Michael is currently a JD/MBA student at Loyola University.  His intramural trial advocacy team won the Loyola intramural competition in 2016 and he was a member of the 2017 Trial Advocacy National Team. In addition to participating in the Trial Advocacy program he is on the SBA wellness committee, the treasurer of BSLA, the class representative of the MBA program, and a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal honor society, and Sports and Entertainment Law Association. In the summer of 2016 he clerked in both the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana for Judge Ivan Lemelle and Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, respectively.  Michael is currently an in-house counsel law clerk for Fidelity Bank.

 

 

 

R. William Huye III, Treasurer

William holds a B.A. in Business Administration and a M.B.A. from Millsaps College. While attending Millsaps, William was an active participant on the Mock Trial team and served as Vice President for the Millsaps ENACTUS chapter. During his time in the Millsaps M.B.A. program, William clerked for the Law Office of Thomas Dunbar and assisted with discovery on personal injury cases. 

At Loyola Law School, William continued to focus on civil litigation. He interned at New Orleans Legal in the summer of 2016, working on personal injury, workers compensation, and family law cases. During the summer of 2017, he worked for the famed New Orleans firm, Gauthier Houghtaling, as a flood advocate representing clients who were treated unfairly by their insurance companies. Also during the summer of 2017, William continued to work with New Orleans Legal and sat third chair at a personal injury trial. During the trial, he was able to offer key knowledge of the rules of evidence and presentation techniques.

William has taken full advantage of the exceptional extracurricular activities offered at Loyola Law School. He is a member of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal and also a writer for the Loyola Current maritime blog. William competed in the Loyola Trial Advocacy Intramural Competition and was awarded the Best Overall Advocate. He is the Treasurer of the Trial Advocacy Program and was also a member of the 2017 Trial Advocacy National Team.

 

​Ainsley D. Fagan, Secretary

Ainsley Davidson Fagan is the Secretary for the Loyola Trial Advocacy Program for the 2017-2018 school year. Ainsley Davidson Fagan received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with minors in French and Philosophy from Tulane University in 2014. While at Tulane, Ainsley was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, worked as a Resident Advisor for Tulane’s Housing and Residence Life Department, and interned for many political campaigns around Louisiana.

After graduating from Tulane, Ainsley worked for the university as a Student Affairs Associate where she split her time between Tulane’s Housing and Residence Life Department and the Office of International Students and Scholars. 

Since attending Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Ainsley has had the pleasure of serving on the Honor Board for all three years of her law school career. During her 2L year Ainsley participated in the Trial Advocacy program’s intramural competition and was then selected to compete at the American Association of Justice regional competition for Trial Advocacy. For her 3L year, Ainsley is honored to serve not only as the Secretary for the Trial Advocacy Program but also serve as the Editor-in-Chief for the Loyola Maritime Law Journal. Ainsley’s interests include maritime law, mass tort, and criminal law. Ainsley will take the Louisiana Bar in 2018. 

 

Natalie N. Enterkin, Chief of Staff

Natalie N. Enterkin holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. While there, she was an active member of the ULM Mock Trial Team, competing in multiple trial competitions across the southern region. Additionally, she was an active member of Phi Mu fraternity. Prior to her arrival in law school, she worked as an intern for Breithaupt, Dunn, DuBos, Shafto, and Wolleson, L.L.C. 

At Loyola Law, Natalie's primary interests have been family law, successions, and estate planning. Natalie returned to Breithaupt, Dunn, DuBos, Shafto, and Wolleson in the summer of 2016, where she worked with criminal defense and civil litigation. During the summer of 2017, Natalie had the privilege of working at the 22nd Judicial District Court of Louisiana under the Honorable Judge Dawn Amacker where she was involved in complex family law cases. 

Natalie has been very involved during her time at Loyola Law. She serves as the current Chief of Staff for the Trial Advocacy program. She served as a National Team Member for the 2016-2017 season, where she competed with her team in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Additionally, she has been an active member of the Association of Women Law Students, and she is the current Secretary for the group. Natalie is also a member of the legal honor society, Phi Delta Phi. She is also a student practitioner for the Loyola Law Family Law Clinic. Following graduation, Natalie plans to take the Louisiana bar in July 2018.  
 

William E. Brierre, National Coach

William Brierre is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and currently serves as one of the national coaches of the Trial Advocacy Program. During his second year, he was a competitor in the Fall 2016 Loyola Trial Advocacy Intramural Competition and was awarded Best Defense Attorney. In 2017, he competed on one of the program’s national teams at the John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition in Fairfax, Virginia.

During the summer of 2016, William clerked for the Public Defender’s Office of St. Tammany Parish in Covington, Louisiana. In the summer of 2017, he had the honor of participating in an externship at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under Judge Jay C. Zainey. He currently clerks for Babovich & Spedale, PLC, a law firm specializing in commercial litigation and business organizations.

William is also a student practitioner in the Criminal Misdemeanor Defense Clinic at Loyola’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. William is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University with a double major in English-Creative Writing and Film & Media Arts. Following graduation in May 2018, he plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination.

 

Jason Galjour, National Team Coach

Jason M. Galjour is a fourth-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and currently serves as one of two National Team Coaches for the Trial Advocacy Program. In 2016, Jason was a member of one of the program’s national teams. He competed in the American Association of Justice’s National Trial Competition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where his team finished sixth overall and was the highest ranked non-Florida team.

In addition to his involvement in the Trial Advocacy Program, Mr. Galjour has served as the vice-president of the Environmental Law Society, and vice-president of the Loyola Research for Justice Initiative. He is also an active member of Phi Delta Phi, the Maritime Law Society, and the Criminal Law Society.

For several years, Mr. Galjour has worked for the State of Louisiana, as a Probation and Parole Officer. Mr. Galjour is currently a student practitioner in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic at Loyola’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. Mr. Galjour is a native of Metairie, Louisiana. Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the Nicholls State University. Following graduation in May 2018, he plans to sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination. Upon passing the bar, Mr. Galjour plans to begin a career as a criminal prosecutor.

 

​Kapish Anil Barry, P.R./Alumni Relations

Kapish A. Barry is a third-year law student at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and currently serves as the P.R./Alumni relations chair on the Trial Advocacy Executive Board. After successfully completing intramurals, Mr. Barry competed in the John L. Costello National Criminal Trial Advocacy competition with Loyola’s criminal law team in Fairfax, Virginia.

In addition to Mr. Barry’s involvement with the trial advocacy program, he was previously the Student Bar Association representative for the International Law Society. He maintains an active membership with the Criminal Law Society, International Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

During Mr. Barry’s first year at Loyola, he interned for the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice and is currently a student practitioner in the Immigration Clinic. Mr. Barry is a native of Queens, New York and now calls New Orleans home. Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. After graduation in May of 2018, Mr. Barry will sit for the Louisiana Bar Examination. 

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