Fordham Law

Moore Advocates Excel in Recent Competitions

April 30, 2010

Fordham Law's Brendan Moore Advocates recently placed in three national and regional mock trial competitions.

At the Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Competition in Las Vegas, team members Jeff Colt '10, Lynda Garcia '12, Patrick McKegney '11, and Glenn Nick '11 placed 3rd out of 31 teams.  The team was coached by Stacey Cheser '05 and David Foster '04. This national competition has more than quadrupled in size since its inception a few years ago as a district event.
 l-r: Dean William Michael Treanor, Jeff Colt '10, Patrick McKegney '11, Lynda Garcia '12, Glenn Nick '11, and Professor James Kainen

Alexis Diaz '11, Gabriel Mendoza '11,  Michael Nacchio '10, and Deanna Paul '11 won 2nd place in the National Ethics Trial Competition at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. The competition drew 16 teams from throughout the country. The Fordham Law team was coached by Greg SanGermano '02 and Andrew Mercer '09.
 l-r: Dean Treanor, Gabriel Mendoza '11, Deanna Paul '11, Greg SanGermano '02, Alexis Diaz '11, Michael Nacchio '10, and Professor Kainen

The Moore Advocates sent two teams to the Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional Competition in Syracuse. Ashley Garman '10 and Jonathan Macri '10 advanced to the final rounds; Macri also won Best Overall Advocate in the final round and Best Closing Argument in the preliminary rounds. The second team, consisting of Katherine Donoghue '10 and Bernard Ozarowski '10, were semifinalists. The teams were coached by Jeff Briem '05 and Adam Shlahet '02.
l-r: Dean Treanor, Katherine Donoghue '10, Jonathan Macri '10, Ashley Garman '10, Bernard Ozarowski '10, Adam Shlahet '02, and Professor Kainen

"The level at which Fordham Law's Moore Advocates compete is extraordinary, and their accolades are well deserved," said James L. Kainen, Brendan Moore Professor of Advocacy and Director of the Trial Advocacy Competition Program. "Congratulations to all the team members on terrific finishes, and our most sincere thanks to alum Tom Moore and his wife, Judy Livingston, for their continued support of this program."

"The Moore Advocates perform remarkably in competition," added Dean William Michael Treanor. "I look forward to the continued growth of the program and the continued success of our outstanding teams."

Contact: Stephen Eichinger