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2018 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Empire College School of Law

Second Place – Loyola Law School

Third Place – San Francisco Law School

Best Brief: The William A. Rutter Award:

First Place – Golden Gate University School of Law

Second Place – Loyola Law School

Third Place – Hastings College of the Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – Loyola Law School

Second Place – Empire College School of Law

Third Place – Hastings College of the Law

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Oral Advocacy:

Michelle Novi

Christopher Levy

Douglas Dobbins

Samantha Castanien

Sophia Allard

Michelle Arra

Daniella Bahrynian

Stephanie Ransom

2017 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – University of West Los Angeles School of Law

Second Place – McGeorge School of Law

Third Place – Pepperdine University School of Law

Best Brief: The William A. Rutter Award:

First Place – Concord Law School

Second Place – McGeorge School of Law

Third Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – Pepperdine University School of Law

Third Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Oral Advocacy:

Ankita Thakkar

Brittany Iles

Jose Parra

Kayla Waters

Angela He

Conor Harkins

Devon Mills

Anton Swain-Gil

Ashley Artmann

KC Souza

Knarik Boyadzhyan

2016 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place – Hastings College of the Law

Best Brief: The William A. Rutter Award:

First Place – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – Golden Gate University School of Law

Third Place – San Joaquin College of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – Golden Gate University School of Law

Third Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Oral Advocacy:

Grace Lau

Ian McGlone

Austin Uhler

Michaela Kinney

Mark Dunham

Jessica Do

Veronica Lontilis

Ryan Chapman

2015 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Second Place – McGeorge School of Law

Third Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Best Brief: The William A. Rutter Award:

First Place – University of Maryland School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Third Place – McGeorge School of Law

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Oral Advocacy:

Maricar Pascual

David Kruckenberg

Raza Rasheed

Benjamin Bertch

Joel Fleck

Jerri Kay-Phillips

Dolan Williams

Craig Waters

Lisa Walton

Janelle Covington

2014 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Second Place – Golden Gate University School of Law

Third Place – Empire College School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Second Place – McGeorge School of Law

Third Place – Golden Gate University School of Law

2013 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – San Joaquin College of Law

Second Place – Loyola Law School

Third Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – Golden Gate University School of Law

Second Place – Loyola Law School

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – Golden Gate University School of Law

Second Place – Loyola Law School

Third Place – McGeorge School of Law

2012 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Hastings College of the Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – San Joaquin College of Law

Second Place – Golden Gate University School of Law

Third Place (tie) – Trinity Law School

Third Place (tie) – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Second Place – McGeorge School of Law

Third Place – Trinity Law School

2011 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Hastings College of the Law

Second Place – McGeorge School of Law

Third Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place (Tie) – University of San Francisco School of Law

First Place (Tie) – Western State University College of Law

Second Place– McGeorge School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

Third Place – Western State University College of Law

2010 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Loyola Law School

Second Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Third Place – McGeorge School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Second Place – Empire College of Law

Third Place (Tie) – University of San Francisco School of Law

Third Place (Tie) – Loyola Law School

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – Loyola Law School

Second Place – Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Third Place – McGeorge School of Law

2009 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Second Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

Special Merit – Empire College School of Law

Special Merit – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place (tie) – Western State University College of Law

Third Place (tie) – Hastings College of the Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Second Place – Hastings College of the Law

Third Place – McGeorge School of Law

2008 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Hastings College of the Law

Second Place – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Special Merit – University of San Diego School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

2007 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Second Place – McGeorge School of Law

Third Place – Empire College School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place (tie) – Empire College School of Law

First Place (tie) – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – McGeorge School of Law

Second Place – Empire College School of Law

Third Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

2006 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Second Place – University of San Diego School of Law

Honorable Mention – Hastings College of the Law

Honorable Mention – Empire College School of Law

Honorable Mention – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – Empire College School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Third Place – Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Second Place – Empire College School of Law

Third Place – Hastings College of the Law

2005 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Hastings College of the Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – San Francisco Law School

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place (tie) – San Joaquin College of Law

Third Place (tie) – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Second Place – Hastings College of the Law

Third Place – University of San Francisco School of Law

2004 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Second Place – Hastings College of the Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – University of West Los Angeles School of Law

Second Place – Empire College School of Law

Third Place (tie) – California Western School of Law

Third Place (tie) – San Joaquin College of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Second Place – Empire College School of Law

Third Place – Hastings College of the Law

Honorable Mention – California Western School of Law

Honorable Mention – U.C. Davis School of Law

2003 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Hastings College of the Law

Second Place – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Third Place – San Joaquin College of Law

Honorable Mention – U.C. Davis School of Law

Honorable Mention – California Western School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Second Place – Empire College School of Law

Third Place (tie) – San Joaquin College of Law

Third Place (tie) – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Third Place – San Joaquin College of Law

2002 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Second Place – University of West Los Angeles School of Law

Third Place – San Joaquin College of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – San Joaquin College of Law

Second Place – Western State University College of Law

Third Place – Empire College School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – San Joaquin College of Law

Second Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Third Place – San Fernando Valley College of Law

2001 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – Hastings College of the Law

Second Place – U.C. Davis School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – San Joaquin College of Law

Second Place – U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – Hastings College of the Law

Second Place – Western State University College of Law

2000 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor award:

First Place – Hastings College of the Law

Second Place – Pepperdine University School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – Empire College School of Law

Second Place – University of La Verne College of Law (Woodland Hills Campus)

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – Empire College School of Law

Second Place – University of La Verne College of Law (Woodland Hills Campus)

1999 Winners

Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award:

First Place – U.C.L.A. School of Law

Second Place – California Pacific School of Law

Best Brief: The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award:

First Place – Pepperdine University School of Law

Second Place – California Pacific School of Law

Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award:

First Place – California Pacific School of Law

Second Place – U.C.L.A. School of Law

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