National Trial Team


The Litigation Center recruits and fields the National Trial Team each academic year to offer GGU students the opportunity to compete in regional and national mock trial competitions.

Congratulations to our 2019 Chicago Team! 6th Place!

Roxana Araujo (3L); Naila Khan (2L); Mackenzie Parker (3L); Sabine Wakim (3L)

Chicago Best Overall Advocate! Mackenzie Parker (3L) 

Congratulations to our SFTLA Team! 2nd Place!

John Adams (3L), Keydon Levy (Coach), Adam Rivera (2L), Angelina Austin (2L), and Samantha Gatton (2L)

Congratulations to our CACJ Team!  1st Place!

Christine De Leo (3L), Mackenzie Parker (3L), Emilie Johnson (3L), Azita Rahim (4L).

CACJ Best Overall Advocate! Christine De Leo (3L)

Recent Successes

SAN FRANCISCO TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION TRIAL COMPETITION

(San Francisco, CA)

2ND PLACE (2018)
1ST PLACE (2017)
1ST PLACE (2015)
1ST PLACE (2014)
1ST PLACE (2013)
1ST PLACE (2012)
1ST PLACE (2011)
1ST PLACE (2009)

ABA NATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIAL ADVOCACY COMPETITION

The John Marshall School of Law 
(Chicago, IL)
6th PLACE (2019) 
BEST OVERALL ADVOCATE (2019)
QUARTER-FINALIST (2018)
QUARTER-FINALIST (2017)
SEMI-FINALIST (2015)
SEMI-FINALIST (2014)
SEMI-FINALIST (2012)
SEMI-FINALIST (2010)

ABA LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TRIAL COMPETITION (REGIONALS)

SEMI-FINALIST (2014)
BEST CROSS EXAMINATION (2014)
1ST PLACE (2013)
1ST PLACE (2012)
1ST PLACE (2009)

NATIONAL ETHICS TRIAL COMPETITION

McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento, CA)
BEST OVERALL ADVOCATE (2013)
BEST VOIR DIRE (2013)
BEST OPENING STATEMENT (2013)
BEST DIRECT EXAMINATION (2013)

TEXAS YOUNG LAWYERS ASSOCIATION MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION (REGIONALS)

SEMI-FINALIST (2018)
QUARTER-FINALIST (2013)
SEMI-FINALIST (2012)
SEMI-FINALIST (2010)

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEYS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRIAL COMPETITION

(San Francisco, CA)
FIRST PLACE (2018)
BEST OVERALL ADVOCATE (2018)
RUNNER-UP (2013)
SEMI-FINALIST (2012)

CAPITOL CITY CHALLENGE

American University Washington College of Law (Washington, D.C.)
SEMI-FINALIST (2014)
QUARTER-FINALIST (2013)

SAN DIEGO DEFENSE LAWYERS TRIAL COMPETITION

(San Diego, CA)
SEMI-FINALIST (2014)

QUINNIPIAC CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRIAL COMPETITION

Quinnipiac Law School (North Haven, CT)
SEMI-FINALIST (2015)
BEST CLOSING ARGUMENT (2015)

STETSON NATIONAL PRETRIAL COMPETITION

Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport, FL)
BEST DEFENSE BRIEF (2017)

Interested in Becoming a National Trial Team Member?
GGU Law students interested in representing GGU at regional or national mock trial competitions must be invited to the National Trial Team at the start of the fall academic term. Students may try out for the team by competing in the Golden Griffin Challenge.

Specializing in Practical Trial Skills

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BUILDING LOCATION

Located in the heart of the financial district in beautiful San Francisco.

ADDRESS:

536 MISSION STREET, ROOM 3205
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105

Points of Contact

Kaelyn Romey

Litigation Center Director

  • 415-442-6668
  • kromey@ggu.edu

RACHEL BROCKL

Litigation Center Associate Director

  • 415-369-5212
  • rbrockl@ggu.edu

ASHLEY LOTTI

Litigation Center Baxter Fellow

  • 415-369-5213
  • baxterfellow@ggu.edu

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