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

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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.

 

 

 

Elizabeth N. Jones Presents at National Crime Victims Conference

Professor Elizabeth N. Jones spoke at the National Center for Victims of Crime 2015 Training Institute in Anaheim today, the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Professor Jones discussed some of the often competing concerns in victim restitution cases and the need for constitutional and legislative change in this area. Her co-panelists were Professor Paul Cassell from the University of Utah College of Law and attorney Tony Sarabia II.

Elizabeth Jones’ Article Highlighted in Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog

Professor Elizabeth Jones’ article, “The Good and (Breaking) Bad of Deceptive Police Practices,” has been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog. The post notes that the New Mexico Law Review has dedicated a special issue to the critically acclaimed television show Breaking Bad, mentions Western State College of Law, and states that Professor Jones’ article “discusses the possible association between Breaking Bad’s depiction of investigative strategic police deception and the Department of Justice’s recent finding of a ‘pattern or practice of excessive force’ by some Albuquerque Police Department officers.” The post includes a link to her article.  Covered by lead writer Jacob Gershman, the Law Blog focuses on law and business, the business of law, looks at industry news and legal trends, and includes contributions from reporters and editors at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.