2014 Spring Qualifying Tournament Results

The WCL Mock Trial Honor Society is Proud to Announce the

2014 New Members

Raziye Andican
Janissia Orgill
Maria Bastos
Belgin Palaz
Greg Evans
Deirdre Smith
Dani Goodman-Levy
Mansitan Sow
Steven Hurbis
Matthew Sutton
Trina Leo
Brian Teets
Justin Nemeroff
Paul Turkevich
Stephen Ollar


2014 First Year Trial Advocacy Competition Results

From Left to Right:

Corey Peterson, Mock Trial Honor Society President

Paul Terkevich, FYTAC Finalist

Justin Nemeroff, FYTAC Champion

Amy Gordon, Executive Tournament Director

Kyle O'Grady, Mock Trial Honor Society Vice President


Maria Bastos, Dani Goodman - Levy, Joanne Hamilton, Stephen Hurbis, Jannissia Orgil, Belgin Palaz

Congratulations to all who participated in this year's FYTAC!

Please check our events page to see what we have coming up in terms of training, activities, and social events.

2013-2014 Team Accomplishments

WCL Mock Trial Advances Two Teams to the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition (NTC) Regional Trial Competition Finals!

Congratulations to Rachael Curtis (3L) and Ryan Fanning (3L) who were finalists at the NTC Regionals and Kyle O'Grady (3L) and Corey Peterson (3L) who were champions of this year's NTC Regionals! Rachel and Ryan were coached by Elizabeth Lippy and Elizabeth Boals. Kyle and Corey were coached by Jeremy Widder and Allison Heldreth. As champions of the Regional Trial Competition, Kyle and Corey will be representing WCL at the National Competition in March!

WCL Mock Trial Advances to Knockout Round at Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition!

Congratulations to Sean Fitzgerald (3L), Kristin Gualano (3L), CJ Bergin (3L), and Julia Cosans (2L) who placed in the top 20 teams at the Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition held November 7-10, 2013. Special congratulations go to Kristin Gualano who won "Best Cross Examination" in a preliminary round. The WCL team was coached by Brittany Keil and Megan McCarthy.

WCL Mock Trial Makes Quarter-Finals at National Civil Rights Competition (NCRC)!

Congratulations to Julie Bindelglass (3L), Christin Mitchell (2L), Christiane Cannon (3L), and Robert Nothdurft Jr. (2L) who advanced to the quarter-final round of the Peter James Johnson '49 National Civil Rights Trial Competition held October 24-27, 2013. The WCL team was coached by Jeffrey Wennar and Aimee Ghosh.

WCL Student Receives Best Summation Prize at Lone Star Classic!

Congratulations to Amy Gordon who won the Best Summation prize at the Lone Star Classic: National Mock Trial Tournament held October 17-19, 2013. Amy was coached by Jeremy Widder and Brenda Gonzalez.

Two WCL Students Receive Perfect Scores at Golden Gate University!

Congratulations to Rachel Curtis (3L) and Ryan Fanning (3L) who received perfect scores at the Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition held October 10-13, 2013. Rachel and Ryan were coached by Elizabeth Lippy and Elizabeth Boals.

WCL Hosts First Intra-Society Competition!

Congratulations to:

Champions - Annie Berry (2L) and Chris Esparza (2L) (Coached by Ryan Fanning (3L)) & Christin Mitchell (2L) and Bryan Pacheco (2L) (Coached by Rachael Curtis (3L))

Best Advocate - Rebecca Zimmer (2L) (Coached by Kristin Gualano (3L))

Special thanks to all who participated and the coaches who dedicated their Saturday morning to judging.

2012 - 2013 Team Accomplishments

WCL Mock Trail Wins Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition!

Congratulations to Sarah Thomas (3L), Ryan Fanning (2L), Ellis Palividas (3L), and Rachel Curtis (2L) who placed first at the Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition on April 13-14. The WCL team was coached by Elizabeth Lippy and Elizabeth Boals.

WCL Mock Trial Makes Semi-Finals at TYLA National Trial Comptition (NTC), Regional !

Congratulations to Kyle O'Grady (2L), Allison Heldreth (3L), Yuki Haraguchi (3L), and Shailee Diwanji (3L) who reached the semi-finals at the National Trial Competition Regionals on February 1-3. Both teams were coached by Jeremy Widder and Greg Hillyer.

WCL Mock Trial Makes Octo-Finals at Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition!

Congratulations to Kyle O'Grady (2L), Allison Heldreth (3L), Yuki Haraguchi (3L), and Maya Kushner (2L) who reached the octo-finals at the Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition on November 9-12. The WCL team was coached by Elizabeth Boals and Jeremy Widder.

WCL Mock Trial Places Second at Judge Paul Joseph Kelly Jr. Invitational Trial Competition!

Congratulations to Shailee Diwanji (3L) and Cody Harnish (3L) who placed second at the Judge Paul Joseph Kelly Jr. Invitational Trial Competition at Fordham University on October 27- 28. The WCL team was coached by Dave Felsen and Bonnie Hoffman.


Our Mission

The Mock Trial Honor Society is a student-run organization that strives to empower law students to excel in the courtroom.  Members  participate in national, regional, and intraschool competitions, and, in doing so, transform knowledge from the classroom to practical abilities. The Society works closely with the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program at WCL to prepare members to become successful advocates.  Members earn 2 credits per academic year, make lasting connections, and are provided various scholarship and professional opportunities in both criminal and civil litigation.  Ultimately, Society members gain knowledge, flexibility, adaptability, experience, and expertise in trial skills, oratorical skills, evidence, and teamwork.

We offer 1L students a chance to gain valuable practice in the spring through our 1L Closing Argument Competition. Then, to formally try out for the team, WCL students must compete in the Spring Qualifying Tournament. Once admitted to the Society, members represent WCL at regional and national mock trial competitions.

Feel free to get in touch for more information or to sign up for our listserve by emailing mocktrialhonorsociety@gmail.com.