Faculty Coaches Lead Honors Moot Court Teams to Successful Year

Faculty coaches led students to success in five separate moot court competitions this year:

1. Appellate Lawyers Association Moot Court Competition, Chicago, IL (Fall 2016)

· Jesse Prieto, Brittany Rodriguez & Keith Gallarzo – Coach Robert Molko

2. National Juvenile Law Moot Court Competition, Costa Mesa, CA (2 teams) (Spring 2017)

· Andre Clarke & Melissa Padilla – Coach Monica Todd

· Laura Mergenthaler and Anahi Millot – Coach Elizabeth Jones

o 2nd Place Best Brief Award

3. Rendigs National Products Liability Moot Court Competition, Cincinnati, OH (Spring 2017)

· Kyle Case & Steve Kim – Coach Paula Manning

o Finalist – Runner Up (2nd place overall)

4. Asylum & Refugee Law Moot Court Competition, Davis, CA (Spring 2017)

· Jennifer Pyka & Luz Ayala – Coach Cheyanna Jaffke

o Best Brief Award

o Quarter Finalist

5. The Jerome Prince Evidence Moot Competition, Brooklyn, NY (Spring 2017)

· Keith Gallarzo & Ruby Becker – Coach Robert Molko

o Quarter Finalist

Cheyanna Jaffke Elected VP of Board of Directors for Release Time Christian Education of Orange

Professor Cheyanna Jaffke was recently elected Vice President of the Board of Directors for Release Time Christian Education of Orange. Professor Jaffke has served on the Board since 2013. Release Time Christian Education of Orange has shared God’s Word with 4th and 5th grade students in the Orange Unified School District since February 1954. Under the Released Time Religious Education Law (California Education Code section 46014), local school boards may give permission to release students once a week for religious instruction during the school day.

Kevin Mohr, Elizabeth Jones, Cheyanna Jaffke Awarded Professor of the Year, Sarah Eggleston Awarded Librarian of the Year

The Western State College of Law Student Bar Association has recognized Professors Kevin Mohr, Elizabeth Jones, and Cheyanna Jaffke as the 2015-16 “Professor of the Year” for the 1L, 2L and 3L classes, respectively, and Sarah Eggleston was recognized as “Librarian of the Year.”  The awards were received at the law school’s annual Barrister’s Ball, held on March 5, 2016 at the Hotel Irvine.

 

 

 

Cheyanna Jaffke to Publish on Tax Consequences of Unionizing Collegiate Athletes

Cheyanna Jaffke has accepted an offer to publish her article, “Unionizing Collegiate Athletes: The Unintended Tax Consequences That Will Hurt Athletes More Than Unionizing Them Helps,” with Rutgers Law Record.  Rutgers Law Record is the nation’s first online-only law journal accredited by the ABA, and is the third most cited Student Law Journal in New Jersey. Practitioners and legal scholars are able to access Rutgers Law Record’s articles through LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg, and the journal’s online presence reaches beyond the legal community through the use of non-subscription based websites such as Google Scholar and LawRecord.com.