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From left-right, front row: Maricar Pascual, Virginia Martucci, Jared Boucher, Joey Parkin, Raja Hafed, Professor Ed Telfeyan, Lauren Ngo, Jessica Melgar, Ian McGlone, Sheena Farro, Karly McCrory, Breanna Williams, and Catherine Hawe; middle row: Anna Curry, Chris Maloney, Jenifer Gee, Conor Harkins, Hasan Shaik, Brooke Fries, Aaron Okazaki, Kimberly Van Spronsen, Jose Parra, and Rosemary Deck; back row: Jenice Pratt, Patrick Lewis, Amanda Ryan, Gabrielle Cutler, Sean Creadick, Greg Treat, James Ward, and Michael Shepherd.

McGeorge Will Host National Moot Court Regional in Mid-November

October 6, 2015

Tags: Competition Teams, 2015, News

McGeorge School of Law will host a regional round of the 66th Annual National Moot Court Competition to highlight the fall campaign of the 2015-2016 McGeorge Moot Court team. Nine teams from five northern California law schools will compete in Region 12 in Sacramento, which is one of 15 fall regionals being held across the country. At the conclusion of the regional competition, the top two teams will advance to the national championship next February in New York City.

The McGeorge Moot Court team will enter 10 competitions this year, five events in each semester. In addition to competing, the Moot Court Honors Board, which includes each Moot Court team members, coordinates related activities with the student body through the McGeorge Moot Court Society, which is open for all students to join. The Honors Board is led by Executive Chair Jenifer Gee, Vice Chair Maricar Pascual, and Committee Chairs Raja Hafed, Catherine Hawe, Michael Shepherd, and Gregory Treat. Professor Ed Telfeyan, the director of the law school's moot court program, coaches and instructs students on how to become top appellate advocates in their competitions.

Here's a look at the complete 2015-16 McGeorge Moot Court schedule:

Fall Competitions

Thomas Tang Moot Court (Western Regional) Oct. 23-24, 2015
Location: San Diego
Team: Catherine Hawe and Ian McGlone; Student Coach: Aaron Okazaki
Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Hether Macfarlane and Megan Beaver, '13

San Diego National Criminal Procedure Nov. 5-6, 2015
Location: San Diego
Team: Sean Creadick and Virginia Martucci; Student Coach: Raja Hafed; 2L Research Assistant: Jose Parra
Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Ed Telfeyan, '75, and Gil Vega, '10

Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Nov. 12-14, 2015
Location: Chicago Teams: Karly McCrory and Chris Maloney; Jessica Melgar and James Ward; Student Coach: Brooke Fries
Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Michael Vitiello and Mark Gallagher, '95

New York National Moot Court (Region 12) Nov. 13-14, 2015
Location: Sacramento Teams: Michael Shepherd and Sheena Farro; Jenifer Gee and Kimberly Van Spronsen; Student Coach: Patrick Lewis
Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Ed Telfeyan, '75, and Etan Zaitsu, '12

Pepperdine University National Entertainment Law Moot Court Nov. 14-15, 2015
Location: Malibu
Team: Lauren Ngo, Hasan Shaik, and Amanda Ryan; Student Coach: Gabrielle Cutler Faculty Coach: Professor Mike Mireles, '98

Spring Competitions

Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court (Regional) Feb. 6, 2016
Location: San Francisco
Team: Lauren Ngo and Hasan Shaik; Student Coach: Gabrielle Cutler Faculty Coach: Professor Mike Mireles, '98

National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Feb. 26-27, 2016
Location: Chicago Team Members: Catherine Hawe, Chris Maloney, Jessica Melgar, and Amanda Ryan; Student Coach: Brooke Fries
Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Jeff Proske and Diana Chinn,'10

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court (Regional) February 25-28, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Team: Joey Parkin, Jenice Pratt, Greg Treat, and Breanna Williams; Student Coach: Aaron Okazaki; 2L Research Assistant: Jared Boucher
Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Kojo Yelpaala and Allison Ramsey Pease, '13

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (Regional) March 3-5, 2016
Location: SF, CA
Team: Sheena Farro, Jenifer Gee, Virginia Martucci, Karly McCrory, James Ward, and Kimberly Van Spronsen; Student Coach: Patrick Lewis; 2L Research Assistants: Rosemary Deck and Anna Curry
Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Ed Telfeyan, '75, and Erin Doering, '11

Roger J. Traynor California Appellate Moot Court April 2-3, 2016
Location: Fresno, CA

(originally posted 9/28/2015)
Team: Sean Creadick, Ian McGlone, and Michael Shepherd; Student Coach: Raja Hafed; 2L Research Assistant: Conor Harkins
Faculty and Alumni Coaches: Professor Hether Macfarlane, Professor Ed Telfeyan and Corrie Manning, '11