Moot Court

Empire law students perpetuate school’s record
of success in California moot court competition

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Empire College School of Law’s student experiences include the opportunity to participate on competition teams at the annual Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition and the California State Bar Environmental Negotiations Competition. Competitions allow students to hone their legal skills in the areas of brief writing and oral argument. 

 

Empire Law School’s Record of Success – Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition

2020 3rd Place, Brief Writing (Oral Arguments cancelled due to COVID-19)
2019 2nd Place, Oral Argument “Roger J. Traynor Award”; 2nd Place, Brief Writing; Best Appellant’s Brief; 4th Place, Outstanding Individual Oral Arguments
2018 1st Place, Oral Argument “Roger J. Traynor Award” and Best Oralist
2015 5th Place, Outstanding Individual Oral Arguments
2014 3rd Place, Brief Writing
2013 3rd Place, Brief Writing
2010 2nd Place, Brief Writing
2009 3rd Place, Oral Argument
2008 Best Oralist
2007 1st Place, Brief Writing, 2nd Place Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, 3rd Place Oral Arguments
2006 1st Place, Brief Writing, 2nd Place Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, Honorable Mention-Oral Arguments
2004 2nd Place, Brief Writing and Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
2003 2nd Place, Brief Writing
2002 Runner Up, Best Brief
2000 1st Place, Brief Writing and 1st Place, Excellence in Appellate Advocacy

Competing teams at these events include UC Davis, UCLA, USC, McGeorge, UC Berkeley, Hastings, and Loyola.

 

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Diane Aqui, Esq.

(Class of 2001)
Empire College gave me the opportunity to earn a Juris Doctorate while still working full time in my “first” career as an engineer. The professors are all practicing attorneys and judges and it is clear that they love what they do---guiding, teaching and mentoring a new group of potential lawyers, who one day will be their peers and practice alongside them in the legal community. I think one of my favorite cases since I graduated in 2001 was against a former Empire professor and I walked away with a win!

Andrew Conway, Esq.

(Class of 2014)
I decided to go to law school after interning for the Diversion program for the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office while I was in college. Empire provided me with friends who became colleagues, and Professors who became the Judges I appear in front of today. I have always wanted to work with the law and youth and I now manage a Dependency contract for Mendocino County, which has become my dream career as I get to do the exact job I wanted when I decided to go to law school. I definitely have my dream job thanks to Empire and their exceptional professors.

James V. Sansone, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
I picked Empire College because I had to juggle between family obligations and a fulltime job. Empire was the only option that allowed me to effectively manage my work and family obligations and still pursue a law degree. Thanks to Empire, I was able to pass the bar exam on my first try and begin a new, exciting, and lucrative legal career that I love.