CSUF’s Moot Court team earned honors at the national moot court tournament. The national tournament was a culmination of qualifying tournaments where students competed to earn bids to the national tournment January 21-23, 2022.
Over 550 teams from universities and colleges across the country competed via zoom in the qualifiers. Students were also ranked by speaker points at each qualifier. Honors at the qualifiers include first place speaker to Neha Upadhyaya (Political Science major) at the Great Lakes Regional December 4, where team of Ariadna Calva (Political Science) and Yasmin McGough (Political Science) earned a bid to the national tournment. Team of Isaac Gonzales (Business) and Khira Mistry (History/Political Science) placed 5th at the Sentinel Showdown and qualified for the national tournament. Amaris Aloise (Public Administration/Anthropology) and Kayhan Bakian (Computer Science) also qualified for the national tournament at the Eastern Regionals.
At the national tournament Aloise and Bakian placed fifth overall of 100 teams and each earned a speaker award. Amaris Aloise won 10th place best speaker at the national tournment and Kayhan Bakian earned 2nd place of the 200 speakers in the tournament.
In the national written brief tournament Kristin Sinks (Political Science/History) and Sebastian Ruiz earned 10th place and Ariadna Calva and Yasmin McGough won the national brief writing tournament earning top honor.