FIU Law Board of Appellate Advocates Welcomes Twenty-Seven New Members

The FIU Law Board of Appellate Advocates is pleased to welcome twenty-seven new members!

After twelve rigorous weeks of preparation and competition in the 15th Annual FIU Law Board of Advocates Intramural Appellate Advocacy Competition, these twenty-seven second-year students exhibited the writing and oral argument skills worthy of continuing FIU Law’s recent successes at state, national, and international Moot Court tournaments.

On November 15, 2017, four of these students argued in the Championship Round of the Intramural Appellate Advocacy Tournament before the Honorable Patricia A. Millett of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Jill A. Pryor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Robin S. Rosenbaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Ana Cuello, Co-President of FIU Law Moot Court, reflecting on the success of our students in the Championship Round, stated “the panel of judges marveled at competitors’ understanding of the law and their composure under pressure.”

Following the conclusion of the 15th Annual FIU Law Board of Advocates Intramural Appellate Advocacy Competition, the FIU Law Moot Court Board of Appellate Advocates is proud to welcome the following twenty-seven students:

Jason Anon, Julio Ayala, Mary Berney, Patrick Brady, Thomas Campbell, Sydney Cichon, Mary Corbin, Alina Fernandez, Jazmin Green, Angelique Gulla, Megan Labgold, Raul Marrero, Genesis Martinez, Amirah Mohammah, Natalie Oyarzun, Emily Palacio, Kelly Parker, Niuris Ramos, Janet Rayo, Shannon Rosales, Amaia Sanz de Acedo, Sam Shahidi, Kathryn Simpson, Steven Valdes, Federica Vergani, Anel Viamontes, Kathryn Wood.

These twenty-seven students join eighteen veteran members who look forward to the opportunity to train and prepare the new members to compete in the coming months.

For more information on the FIU Law Board of Appellate Advocates, please visit the team’s website at https://law.fiu.edu/academics/appellate-advocacy/. In addition, please fell free to reach out to Presidents Sam Basch (sbasc007@fiu.edu) and Ana Cuello (acuel020@fiu.edu) with any questions or inquiries about the team.