Mock Trial - Fall 2012 Intra-School Competition

Results of Final Trial, Nov. 5, 2012:

  • First Place: Angel Camino and Marissa Oxman, in a repeat of their Fall 2011 Mock Trial win.
  • Second Place: Nora Stefanos and Jess Krause

Judges of Final Trial:

  • John Thornton
  • Thy Bui
  • Steve Kaufman
  • Eve Brackmann
  • Kevin Snyder
  • Michelle Molko
  • Ben Cutchshaw
  • David Outwater

This year, students argued a civil case: Allen v. Neptune, a wrongful death lawsuit based on a scuba-diving accident. Witnesses included the victim's spouse, a scuba expert, the dive leader, and a meteorologist.

The competition coach is Justin Bernstein, an attorney in Newport Beach. A graduate of UC Berkeley and NYU School of Law, Bernstein formerly worked as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers and now teaches political science at UC Irvine. He is a member of the American Mock Trial Association Board of Directors, was recognized as the 2011 national mock trial coach of the year, and currently coaches the UCI undergraduate team, ranked sixth among 500 teams nationwide.