Despite challenges brought on by the pandemic, Texas A&M Law advocacy teams, under the guidance of Director of Advocacy Programs Jennifer Ellis, persevered. Kudos to the following teams:
Hofstra National Medical-Legal Trial Competition: Our team of 3Ls Jessica Gillespie, Alexia Nicoloulias and Cole Stenholm and 2L Victoria LeFleur were semi-finalists; and Jessica Gillespie received the award for Best Use of an Expert Witness in the Preliminary Rounds. The team was coach by Judge Elizabeth Berry.
National Mediator Competition: 2L Samantha Elliott placed 2nd and 2L Bryan Berens placed 4th. Both students won cash prizes. They were coached by Kay Elliott.
Chicago Bar National Moot Court Competition: 2Ls Aneeta Alex, Emily Teel and Reese Griffin (brief writer) were national semi-finalists. The team was coached by Judge Matthew Wright.
ABA Negotiation Competition: 3L Maya Fitzpatrick and 2L Dylan Campbell were regional semi-finalists. They were coached by Kay Elliott.
National Moot Court Competition: 3Ls Madison Kuczynski (brief writer), Rolando Reyna and Laura Smith placed 4th in the region and had a 3rd place brief. They were coached by Judge Matthew Wright.
All Star Challenge Mock Trial Competition: 3Ls Kayla Aitken and Cassandra Guajardo and 2Ls Madison Feyrer-Melk, Ryan Madden and Aleena Farhat (technical aide) placed 11th. The team was coached by Justice Lee Gabriel.
Emory Civil Rights National Moot Court Competition: 3L Sannika Reddy, 2Ls Trevor Paul and Chase Archer (brief writer) were national octofinalists. The team was coached by Nikki Chriesman-Green.
Billings, Exum and Frye National Moot Court Competition: 3L John Yoon (brief writer) and 2Ls Ashana Stanley and Aaron Sigel were national octofinalists. They were coached by Adjunct Professor Joe Spence.