TAMU Law advocacy teams overcome obstacles this fall

Posted by Texas A&M School of Law on Jan 22, 2021 2:13:26 PM

Trial AdvocacyDespite 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.

Topics: jennifer ellis, Advocacy, Texas A&M Law

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