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To see information about the Suit Up for the Future program, please click on the "For High School Students" link below.

For High School Students


2019 Suit Up for the Future Summer Internship Program
June 10 - 28, 2019
Program: 
To view the 2019 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program.
Suit Up Publicity:  

Facebook:
To view photos and information about the 2019 Suit Up for the Future program, please click here.

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2019 prepared a legal memorandum that supported the oral argument that was presented to a panel of judges on the final day of the program. For the oral argument, students were divided into two teams - FOR and AGAINST on an issue, but individually presented an oral argument to a panel of judges. The esteemed panel included:

  • Honorable Dale N. Atkins, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit
  • Honorable Ronald L. Belsome, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit
  • Honorable Dana M. Douglas, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable D. Nicole Sheppard, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
  • Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court, Chief Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana

Oral Argument Winners: 

Morning Session
Prosecution: Jessica A. Burrell
Defense: Ann M. Rome

Afternoon Session
Prosecution: Issis M. Haydel
Defense: Rachael J. Hahn 
Best Memorandum:
Prosecution: Taylor P. Wardsworth
Defense: Javier A. Calderon-Yanar 
Program:
To view the 2018 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program.

Suit Up Publicity: 
  • To view the Suit Up article featured in the New Orleans Advocate, please click here
  • To view the Suit Up article featured in the Clarion Herald, please click here
  • To view the Suit Up segment featured on WDSU news, please click here.  
  • Congratulations to Suit Up alumni Adrija Bhattacharjee and Christian Lacoste for their wins at the 2018 State High School Mock Trial Competitions. Please click here to read the article.
  • Suit Up alumnus Justin DiCharia wins the 2018 Fall Flory Trial Competition. Please click here to read the article.  


Facebook:
To view photos and information about the 2018 Suit Up for the Future program, please click here

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2018 prepared a legal memorandum that supported the oral argument that was presented to a panel of judges on the final day of the program. For the oral argument, students were divided into two teams - FOR and AGAINST on an issue, but individually presented an oral argument to a panel of judges. The esteemed panel included: 

  • Honorable Paula A. Brown, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit
  • Honorable Tiffany G. Chase, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit
  • Honorable D. Nicole Sheppard, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
  • Honorable Janis Van Meerveld, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana

Oral Argument Winners:

Morning Session
Prosecution: Aria A. Morgan
Defense: Adrija Bhattacharjee

Afternoon Session
Prosecution: Theresa M. Falgoust
Defense: Christian H. Lacoste

Best Memorandum:
Prosecution: Aria A. Morgan 
Defense: Gabrielle A. Bradford
Program:
To see the 2017 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program.

Facebook:
To view photos and information about the 2017 Suit Up for the Future program, please click here.

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2017 prepared a legal memorandum that supported the oral argument that was presented to a panel of judges on the final day of the program. For the oral argument, students were divided into two teams - FOR and AGAINST on an issue, but individually presented an oral argument to a panel of judges. The esteemed panel included: 

  • Honorable Paula A. Brown, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit
  • Honorable Joseph B. Landry, Section D, Municipal and Traffic Court of New Orleans
  • Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
 
Oral Argument Winners:

Prosecution: Isabel S. Sauviac
Defense: Ishmael J. Blackstone

Best Memorandum:
Prosecution: Domenic G. Mesa
Defense: Meghan E. Quaglino
Program:
To view the 2016 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program. 

Facebook:
To view photos and information about the 2016 Suit Up for the Future program, please click here.

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:

The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2016 prepared a legal memorandum that supported the oral argument that was presented to a panel of judges on the final day of the program. For the oral argument, students were divided into two teams - FOR and AGAINST on an issue, but individually presented an oral argument to a panel of judges. The esteemed panel included:

  • Honorable Paula A. Brown, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
  • Honorable Tiffany G. Chase, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
  • Honorable Daniel E. Knowles, III, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Michael B. North, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Kern A. Reese, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
  • Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana

Oral Argument Winners:

Morning Session
Prosecution: Asia J. Hentkowski
Defense: Daryl A. Naquin Jr.

Afternoon Session
Prosecution: Caroline M. Bland
Defense: Zora D. Robinson

Best Memorandum:
Prosecution: Tamunobelema A. Derefaka
Defense: Daryl A. Naquin Jr.
Program:
To view the 2015 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program. 

Facebook:
To view photos and information about the 2015 Suit Up for the Future program, please click here.

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2015 prepared a legal memorandum that supported the oral argument that was presented to a panel of judges on the final day of the program. For the oral argument, students were divided into two teams - FOR and AGAINST on an issue, but individually presented an oral argument to a panel of judges. The esteemed panel included:

  • Honorable June Berry Darensburg, Twenty-Fourth Judicial District Court
  • Honorable Daniel E. Knowles III, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Ivan L. R. Lemelle, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr., U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana

Oral Argument Winners:

Morning Session
Prosecution: Kayla C. Barthelemy
Defense: Gerald A. Aviles

Afternoon Session
Prosecution: Treslyn E. Davenport
Defense: Kyree M. Magee

Best Memorandum:
Prosecution: Kayla C. Barthelemy
Defense: Emily R. Lema
Program:
To view the 2014 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program.

Facebook:
To view photos and information about the 2014 Suit Up for the Future program, please click here.

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:
Suit Up for the Future Class of 2014 prepared a legal memorandum that supported the oral argument that was presented to a panel of judges on the final day of the program. For the oral argument, students were divided into two teams - FOR and AGAINST on an issue, but individually presented an oral argument to a panel of judges. The esteemed panel included:

  • Honorable Roland L. Belsome, Jr., Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit
  • Honorable Tiffany G. Chase, Orleans Parish Civil District Court
  • Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Jane M. Triche-Milazzo, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Susie Morgan, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana

Best Memorandum:
Morgan M. Grant
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