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Professor Cary Bricker

Professor Cary Bricker

Mock Trial Team Hits The Road for Five Fall Semester Events

September 28, 2016

Tags: 2016, News

Professor Cary Bricker's 2016-17 Mock Trial team will tackle an ambitious five event schedule this fall with several more to follow in the spring.

Twelve students will compete in five fall tournaments, including the inaugural Mockingbird Challenge sponsored by the Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama. In addition, the McGeorge team will make its regular stops at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice event hosted by UC Hastings College, the 36-school Buffalo-Niagara tourney, Loyola Law School's National Civil Trial Competition, and Fordham University's Judge Kelly Invitational.

In March, McGeorge will host the 11th annual National Ethics Trial Competition, run by Professor Jay Leach in the Robert Matsui United States Courthouse.  Traditionally, four McGeorge team members compete in this event against other teams from around the country.

Here's a look at the complete 2016-17 mock trial schedule:

Fall Competitions

Mockingbird Challenge Sept. 28-Oct. 1
Location: Montgomery, Ala.
Team: Josh Hudson, Ashley Pane, Heather Phillips, Nicole Vera
Coaches: Keith Hill, '96, Thien Ho, '98

CACJ Oct. 13-16, 2016
Location: San Francisco, Calif.
Team: Michelle Ahronovitz, Kathryne Althizer, Alex Smith, Nia Traylor
Coaches: Alan Donato, '09, Jeff Schaff, '09

Buffalo-Niagara Nov. 11-14, 2016
Location: Buffalo, NY
Team: Mike Jones, Gage Marchini, Albert Mendoza, Leslie Shergill
Coaches: Keith Hill, '96, Thien Ho, '98

National Civil Trial Nov. 18-20, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Team: Josh Hudson, Ashley Pane, Heather Phillips, Nicole Vera
Coaches: David Norton, '13, Jesse Saucedo, '11, Jason Schaff, '06

Judge Kelly Invitational Nov. 12-13, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Team: TBD (two students)
Coaches: Alan Donato, '09, Jeff Schaff, '09

NCTC Fall Scrimmage Team (this squad competes in a national spring tourney)
Location:  McGeorge Courtroom
Team:  Brittany Berzin, Kyle Chin, Alyssa Malinoski, Kelli Tong
Coaches:  Teal Erickson, '13, Courtney Martin, '13