Catholic Law's National Mock Trial Team’s 2020-2021 competition season has come to a close, marked by strong finishes reflective of the stellar program. The team’s depth of skill was evident in its ability to adapt strong trial advocacy to virtual trials: every team member advanced at a competition this year. The season included finishing 5th in the East at Denver Law’s Summit Cup, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen at the Bracket Challenge, advancing to the regional semi-final at the National Trial Competition, and finishing as regional finalists at the American Association for Justice trial competition.
The 2019 incoming class of Garrett Tracey (3L), Thomas Dillon (3L), Colleen L’Etoile (3L), and Meghan Moorhouse (3L) will be graduating after two years on the team. “Trial team has been hands down my favorite part of CUA Law throughout these past three years. Not only have I built lifelong friendships, but I feel more than prepared to begin a successful career as a trial attorney in just a few months,” said L’Etoile.
“Not only have I learned how to prepare and try a case, I’ve also gained a family,” added Moorhouse. Bev Diaz (2L), Jenny Kaplan (2E), and Patricia Drennan (2L) will return as veterans, excited for next year.
“Trial team has given me opportunities to strengthen the skills I’ve learned in law school. I can’t wait for next season to work with the team and continue facing challenges head-on,” stated Diaz.
Tryouts for new members will take place in April as the team looks to fill its roster for the 2021-2022 competition season. Any student—day or evening division—that wants to be a trial lawyer or has an interest in jury trials is invited to try out. “We are looking for talented, hard-working students that can see themselves arguing to juries and winning cases,” said Associate Director Lindsey Cloud.
Interested students should email Ms. Cloud at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To learn more about Catholic Law's National Mock Trial Team visit https://www.law.edu/students/journals-and-moot-court/national-trial-team/index.html.