Mock Trial Spring 2020


UCI Law Mock Trial provides an opportunity for students to develop and showcase their oral advocacy skills. Participants serve as trial-level attorneys in a criminal or civil law hypothetical case after attending training sessions for opening and closing statements, direct and cross examinations, and objections. The purpose of UCI Law Mock Trial is to allow law students to get a taste of trial work. No previous trial experience is required.

The 2L/3L Competition provides an opportunity for second-year and third-year UCI Law students to compete against each other and gain additional practice and experience.

  • 2L/3L Competition Timeline: March - April 2020

Spring 2020 Results

Top 8 Competitors (in alphabetical order)

  • Emily Croucher
  • Emma Garcia
  • James Lamb
  • Jenae Rusch
  • Julienne Pasichow
  • Richie Angel
  • Ryan Ventura
  • Tom Collins

Top 2 Opening Statements

  • Winner: Jenae Rusch
  • Runner-Up: Julienne Pasichow

Top 2 Closing Arguments

  • Winner: Emma Garcia
  • Runner-Up: James Lamb

UCI Law Mock Trial 2020 Executive Board

  • Co-Chairs: Emily Croucher, Emily Genzlinger
  • Vice President of Internal Competition: Ethan Greene, Kayla Berger, Tyler Van Matre
  • Vice President of Judicial Relations: Dana Lui, Jordan Lowery
  • Vice President of Administration: Kelsey Goldman, Amanda Lapato