Maryland Carey Law

Advocacy Highlights

Year in Review

Lawyers, government and nonprofit leaders, CEOs, and judges all utilize advocacy skills, including effective writing, persuasive and confident presentation, and the ability to anticipate the other side’s argument. At Maryland Carey Law, advocacy offerings include intensive coursework as well as several competitive team opportunities. Supported by coaches, faculty, and alumni along the way, students put their advocacy skills to work during the 2019-2020 competition season. Here, we highlight some of their successes over the past year.

National Trial Team
2019 Champions of Drexel’s Battle of the Experts Competition
October 13, 2019
Team Members: Chukwukpee Nzegwu ’20, Susan Ansari ’20, Fiona Puglese ’20, and Alexis Gbemudu ’20
Coaches: Lindsey McCulley ’12 and Justin Wallace ’15


Thurgood Marshall National Trial Team
First Place at the National Black Law Students Association Mid-Atlantic Region’s Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition
February 6 - 9, 2020
Team Members: Briah Gray ’22, Cristian Stroble ’21, Eunice Kabuga ’22, and Leah Levi ’22
Coach: Derrick Milburn ’13


Environmental Moot Court Team
Best Brief at the Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
February 22, 2020
Team Members: Sam Boden ’21, Galen Rende ’20, and Rachel Iacangelo ’21
Coach: William Piermattei ’99


Moot Court
Best Oral Advocate at the National Moot Court Competition Regionals
November 23 - November 24, 2019
Team Members: Jillian Feirson ’20 (left) who won best oral advocate for the preliminary rounds, Samuel Morse ’20, and Bianca Spinosa ’20
Coach: Derek Simmonsen ’12


Transactional Law Competition
Third Place at Duke University School of Law’s Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition
February 22, 2020
Team Members: Kristin Wells ’21, Skyler Santomartino ’20, and Kaitlin Anderson ’21
Coach: Joseph Ward ’03


International Moot Court Team
Sixth Place at the Philip C. Jessup Mid-Atlantic International Moot Court Competition
February 20 - 23, 2020
Team Members: Jessica Burgard ’20, Stuart Davis ’20, Thaakirah Cason ’20, Daniel Juliao ’21, and Bryce Hollander ’21 (Outstanding Oralist Award)
Coach: David Prater ’12


Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
Third and Fourth Place at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Regional Representation in Mediation Competition
February 29 - March 1, 2020
Team Members: Thérian (Jong Yong) Lee ’21, Kathryn Martin ’21, Caroline Scanlon ’21, and Megan Hill ’21
Coach: Michael Goldberg ’14