This year, the TJSL Mock Trial Team welcomed 11 new members Andrew Myers (2L), Chanel Diblasi (2L), Ashley Salas (2L), Ismael Iniguez (3L), James Kiernan (2L), James White (2L), Jessica McCracken (2L), Katie Smith (2L), Kierre Coghill (2L), Leanne Wilder (2L) and Raffy Krikorian (3L).
Of the new members, three will represent TJSL on October 17 - 19 in the San Diego Defense Lawyers 2013 Mock Trial Competition. Coached by Professors Lilys McCoy and Lea Fields-Bernard, teammates Katie Smith, Joscelyn Campbell, Andrew Myers and James Kiernan will compete against various schools from throughout the nation.
“We are really excited about the new players,” says Mock Trial Team Member and SBA President Milena Celentano, (3L). “They are incredibly talented and dedicated- they’ve definitely raised the bar.”
Enthusiastic about the upcoming competition, Myers stated “momentum is one of the hardest things to stop. We have that building off of last year, and I'm thankful to be a part of this team.” Smith added, “as the first competition approaches, it's key to set the tone for the rest of the season and we are more than up for the challenge.”