Mock Trial Honor Society Awards

National Championships

  • 2016 Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas
  • 2015 Peter James Johnson '49 Memorial National Civil Rights Trial Competition
  • 2012 Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2010 Peter James Johnson '49 Memorial National Civil Rights Trial Competition
  • 2008 San Diego Defense Lawyers Invitational Mock Trial Competition

Winners of the 2016 Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas: Brittany Donnellan, David Weissman, William Warmke, and Gbenimah Slopadoe

Winners of the 2015 Peter James Johnson '49 Memorial National Civil Rights Trial Competition: Brian Tan, Christine Varghese, Monisha Rao, and Stephen Ollar

Regional Championships

  • 2016 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC)
  • 2015 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC) (Two Teams!)
  • 2014 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC)
  • 2009 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC)

Winners of the 2016 Regional Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC): Kara Simmons and Justin Nemeroff

Finalists

  • 2015 Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas
  • 2014 Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas
  • 2014 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC)
  • 2014 Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Competition
  • 2012 Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Competition
  • 2012 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC)
  • 2006 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC)
  • 2006 Academy of Trial Lawyers Allegheny County (ATLAC) Gourley Trial Competition
  • 2006 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Trial Competition

Finalists of the 2015 Winners of the 2016 Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas: Kara Simmons, James Mackey, Dierdre Smith, and Sam Escher

Final Fours/Semi-Finalists

  • 2016 Peter James Johnson '49 Memorial National Civil Rights Trial Competition
  • 2013 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC) Regionals
  • 2012 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition Regionals
  • 2012 Academy of Trial Lawyers Allegheny County (ATLAC) Gourley Trial Competition
  • 2012 John. L. Costello GMU Criminal Law Competition
  • 2012 Peter James Johnson '49 Memorial National Civil Rights Trial Competition
  • 2011 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition Regionals
  • 2011 American Bar Association (ABA) National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2011 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Trial Competition
  • 2011 Peter James Johnson '49 Memorial National Civil Rights Trial Competition
  • 2010 John. L. Costello GMU Criminal Law Competition (Two Teams!)
  • 2009 American Bar Association (ABA) Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2008 American Bar Association (ABA) Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2008 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC) Regionals
  • 2007 Academy of Trial Lawyers Allegheny County (ATLAC) Gourley Trial Competition
  • 2007 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC) Regionals
  • 2005 American Bar Association (ABA) National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

Semi-Finalists of the 2016 James Johnson '49 Memorial National Civil Rights Trial Competition: Doran Shemin, Brian Gauthier, Samantha Findling, and Rudy Williams

Quarter-Finalists

  • 2015 South Texas Challenge
  • 2015 John. L. Costello GMU Criminal Law Competition
  • 2014 Peter James Johnson '49 Memorial National Civil Rights Trial Competition
  • 2014 Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition
  • 2013 John. L. Costello GMU Criminal Law Competition
  • 2011 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC)
  • 2011 John. L. Costello GMU Criminal Law Competition
  • 2010 Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC)
  • 2008 Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition

Quarter-Finalists of the 2016 South Texas Challenge: Belgin Palaz, Dierdre Smith, Sam Escher, and Castell Abner III

Octo-Finalists

  • 2013 Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition
  • 2012 South Texas Challenge

Individual Awards

  • 2016 Elite Advocate Award, Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas
  • 2016 Best Opening Statement, Faulkner Mockingbird Challenge
  • 2016 Best Advocate Award, Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC) Regionals
  • 2015 Perfect Score, Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2015 Best Advocate Award, Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas
  • 2015 Best Advocate Award (2), Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition (NTC) Regionals
  • 2014 Perfect Score, Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas
  • 2014 Best Direct Examination, Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Competition
  • 2014 Best Closing Argument, South Texas Challenge
  • 2014 Best Closing Argument, Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition
  • 2013, Perfect Score (2), Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas
  • 2013 Best Advocate Award, National White Collar Crime Invitational
  • 2013 Best Cross Examination, Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Competition
  • 2012 Outstanding Advocate Award, South Texas Challenge
  • 2012 Best Advocate Award & Perfect Score on Opening and Closing, Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2011 Best Advocate Award, Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2007 Best Advocate Award, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Trial Competition

Recipient of the Professor Bernie L. Segal Criminal Mock Trial Competition: In Vino Veritas Elite Advocate Award: Brittany Donnellan

Recipient of the 2016 Mockingbird Challenge Best Opening Statement Award: Larissa Zavarelli

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