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College of Law

Florida State University


The Trial Team

Mock Trial

Students from each of the three law classes are represented on the team. First-year students can try out during spring semester. Several students compete for acceptance onto the team, but only 16 outstanding advocates are selected. New members enter a rigorous training program designed to teach proper courtroom demeanor, hone their presentation abilities and sharpen their legal reasoning skills. The process includes seminars, practice trials, an intramural competition and a trial practice class specifically designed for team members and taught by a renowned trial attorney. By the end of the fall of their second year, members are ready to be unleashed in a fury of trial advocacy excellence.

2016–2017 Board Members

President & Selection Chair - Lolia Y. Fernandez
Secretary & Outreach Chair - Rachel Lopez
Finance Chair/Treasurer - Grey Dodge
Election Chair - Megan Gottschall
Social Chair - Joseph Davis
Competition Chair - Paul Aloise
Intramural Chair - Amanda Newlon
National Tournament Chair - Joseph Leavitt
Training Chair - Catherine Harrington


2016-2017 Team Members

Paul Aloise
Lauryn Collier
Joseph Davis
Lindsey Davis
Grey Dodge
Peter Donnelly
Kristen DuPont
Lolia Fernandez
Khari Fischer
Matletha Fuller


Megan Gottschall
Molly Gray
Catherine Harrington
Raymond Jack
Reginald Janvier
Korey Jones
Joseph Leavitt
Charles Lecoq
Sarah Leon
Rico Lively

Rachel Lopez
Brent Marshall
Amanda Newlon
Kad Perez
Amanda Qadri
Maxwell Stape
Donald Thompson
Samuel Walenz
Phillip Wayne
Chloe Zubkin