Moore Advocates Emerge as Champions in Regional Competition, Advance to Nationals


A team of Fordham Law students from the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center won the New York Regional of the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, which took place the weekend of March 2. As a result of the victory, the team advances to the national rounds, to be held in April.

The team, consisting of students Annette Favetta, Kyle Flemming, Lauren Scully, Sarah Stein and coached by alumni Gabe Mendoza ’11 and Graham Amodeo ’13, went undefeated in the preliminary rounds and were the #1 seed entering the semifinals. After defeating Brooklyn Law School and St. John’s, they were named champions.

Brendan Moore Trial Advocates

Gabe Mendoza ’11, Sarah Stein, Lauren Scully, Annette Favetta, Kyle Flemming, and Graham Amodeo ’13

“Sarah, Lauren, Annette, and Kyle showed what it means to be a Moore Advocate: peerless on evidence, unrivaled in preparation, and totally professional,” said Adam Shlahet, director of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center.

Fordham Law fielded a second team that came away with a 6th place finish in the competition. That team consisted of students Michael Lovitch, Ashley Meadows, Nicole Rubin, and Fabiola Villamil and was coached by Cassie Rohme ’14 and Reza Rezvani.

Brendan Moore Trial Advocates

Ashley Meadows, Michael Lovitch, Cassie Rohme ’14, Nicole Rubin, Reza Rezvani, and Fabiola Villamil

In the 2020 edition of U.S. News and World Report, Fordham Law’s trial advocacy program is ranked #9 in the country.


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