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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Angela Emerick, Esq.

(Class of 2015)

"Being born in Australia and becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009, I understand the process and honor of becoming an American citizen and am proud to help those in their quest to become citizens and better their lives."

Daryl Reese, Esq.

(Class of 2014)

"I decided to enroll in Law School when I was 50 years old having enjoyed a full career in the nonprofit sector. Now I have a robust business and nonprofit law practice serving clients throughout the State of California and I am loving it. I could never have made that kind of career transition if it had not been for Empire Law School. The opportunity to take evening courses and at a cost far less than other law schools, and to do so in my own community made my career shift affordable, enjoyable, and attainable."

Orchid Vaghti, Esq.

(Class of 2010)

"There are not that many new lawyers who have the experience to go to trial. They would not be ready for it. Seeing the practical points of the legal process through her Empire education gave Orchid an advantage."
- L. Stephen Turer, Esq.