CONGRATULATIONS! Hispanic National Bar Association's Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition
In March, the Loyola Law School’s Latinx Law Student Association team of Evelyn Escamilla, Christopher Luna, and Denise Mungia-Salazar competed against teams from 29 other law schools in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Uvaldo Hererra Moot Court competition.
Loyola’s team advanced to the final eight round of the oral argument portion of the competition. The team was honored for submitting the best respondents’ brief, an honor that came with a $3,000.00 scholarship award.
The team worked incredibly hard to earn their success. They sacrificed their winter break to write that outstanding brief. After it was submitted, they practiced for the oral argument competition 3 times a week during the five weeks preceding the competition.
The team’s preparation for the oral argument portion of the competition was guided by our peerless alumni coach Monique Alarcon. Monique conducted twice-weekly practice sessions and recruited judges and attorneys to act as judges.
The team’s preparation was aided by the expertise of the generous faculty members who helped the members refine their arguments and enhance their presentation style over the course of 4 additional practice rounds. Those faculty members are Megan Stanton-Trehan, Tristin Green, Laurie Levenson, Yan Slavinsky, Ted Seto, Allan Ides, Gary Craig, and Justin Levitt. In commenting about the team’s success Monique stated: “The faculty rounds prepared them for any possible question.”
Please join me in celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of Evelyn, Christopher, and Denise!