Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Trial Advocacy Awards

Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP) advocates demonstrate their outstanding litigation skills, determination and talent, and benefit from the involvement of dedicated faculty and alumni in garnering awards at competitions held across the country.

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2014-2015 Academic Year

TAHP Takes 2nd Place at San Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Competition


Vira Samouhi and Monica Arellano defeated their opponent in the first preliminary round, followed by Greg Selarz and Stephanie Williams defeating their opponent in the second preliminary round. Both wins advanced the team to the Semi-Finals, where they again, defeated their opponent, ultimately sending them to the Finals where they took 2nd place! They defeated 22 teams from across the country.

The award-winning team was led by Program Directors, Professor Joseph Esposito and Professor Bill Seki as well as coaches Torsten Bassell, Kunal Jain, Mackenzie Brown, and Shiraz Khalid.