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Program:
To view the 2023 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program. 

Suit Up Publicity:
Suit Up LBJ December/January 2024.
Suit Up LBJ February/March 2024

2022-23
Kaplan awards LSAT Course scholarship to Amara Stokes (2015 Alumni)

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View photos and information about the 2023 Suit Up for the Future program

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2023 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 Karen Wells Roby, Chief Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana

Honorable D. Nicole Sheppard, Orleans Civil District Court, Division J 

Honorable Paula A. Brown, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit, Division C

Oral Argument Winners:
Morning Session
Prosecution: Aidan C. Macaluso
Defense: Brooke P. Arcement

Afternoon Session
Prosecution: Eryn A. Vance
Defense: Amaya M. Windham 

Best Memorandum Winners:
Prosecution: Jasmin N. Kumar
Defense: Iyanna M. Snaer 

Program:
To view the 2022 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program.

Suit Up Publicity:
 Suit Up LBJ October/November 2022.
 Suit Up LBJ December/January 2023
 Suit Up Bar Briefs September 2022. 
 View the Suit Up segment featured on WDSU news.

2022-21
Kaplan awards LSAT Course scholarship to Adrija Bhattacharjee (2018 Alumni) and Alexandrea D. Flakes (2018 Alumni)

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View photos and information about the 2022 Suit Up for the Future program

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2022 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, Eastern District of Louisiana
•Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court, Chief Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana


Oral Argument Winners:
Morning Session
Prosecution: Samuel R. Danzing
Defense: Abigail C. Hu

Afternoon Session
Prosecution: Selae J. Walker
Defense: Dylan G. Rhoton

Best Memorandum Winners:
Prosecution: Brinley P. Pethe
Defense: Nathan T. Vatter

Program:
To view the 2021 printed program, please click here. This will give you a detailed look at the Suit Up for the Future program.

Suit Up Publicity:
2020-21
Kaplan awards LSAT Course scholarship to Asia J. Hentkowski (2014 Alumni)

Facebook:
To view photos and information about the 2021 Suit Up for the Future program, please click here.

Memorandum and Oral Arguments:
The Suit Up for the Future Class of 2021 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 Donna P. Currault, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Dana M. Douglas, U.S. District Court, Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Honorable Karen Wells Roby, U.S. District Court, Chief Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana

Oral Argument and Best Memorandum Winners:
Prosecution: Jaden S. Armond
Defense: Kori L. Dupree
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:  
2018-19
Kaplan awards LSAT Course scholarship to Saul Garcia Amezuca (2015 Alumni)

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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: 
  • Suit Up LBJ October/November 2018, please click here.
  • 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.  

 

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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

2018 Suit up oral arguments:

Adrija Bhattacharjee and Terrol L. Perkins
https://youtu.be/37Y3WRn0tn8 

Gabrielle A. Bradford and Aria A. Morgan
https://youtu.be/uqAXlnmJRk0 

Chloe G. Brown and Alexandrea D. Flakes
https://youtu.be/Eu9oksw-GBs

Solange G. Campbell and Cassadi L. Marone
https://youtu.be/sLURzOWhX44 

Brooklyn M. Comeaux and Shandrea U.M. Dyson
https://youtu.be/5wIYL5KKOw0 

Lanisha M. Dorsey and Grace H. Traina
https://youtu.be/EB220IcicG8 

Amaya E. Felix and Patrick D. Murray
https://youtu.be/VCQ9x4P11m0 

Kewanee A. Harris and Rose Z. Ayyad
https://youtu.be/yLvD7nlw_nY 

Christian H. Lacoste and Nisha V. Bhatia
https://youtu.be/yKdBxUx4IMw 

Bridget C. Spinney and Paitlyn M. McDonald
https://youtu.be/Gu1-V8w7-00 

Nakia Williams and Alyssa M. Portillo
https://youtu.be/dBplYaUWM64 

Matias D. Witte and Theresa M. Falgoust
https://youtu.be/jaCq-E9mwsc
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.

Suit Up Publicity:

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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

2017 Suit up oral arguments:


Alanna B. Austin and Isabel S. Sauviac
https://youtu.be/bR-V9tXfm-U

Aityana U. Cousin and Khaja K. Bradley
https://youtu.be/PnIsyNWjrkg

Ishmael J. Blackstone and Sionne J. Murray
https://youtu.be/VeCkygUJvp8

Meghan E. Quaglino and Domenic G. Mesa
https://youtu.be/QPCau7IMd3U

Tori D. Dozier and Carrington J. Carey
https://youtu.be/LO-NYPR0XT4  

Grace Josephine Rose Morse and Hayward J. Expose' Jr.
https://youtu.be/6_oCRAOT6zU
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. 

Suit Up Publicity:

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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

2016 Suit up oral arguments:

Gabriella Ayala & Fatima Rahman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew0oz-G9BUM

Emma Chiao & Erron Thomas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H07KhR8mNis

Tamunobelema Derefaka & Jerrica Fleming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sIZkwUlpxg

Gabriela Guzman & Deja Hansell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kQ39ZXCwm0

Daryl Naquin & Asia Hentkowski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lfHFJQ0GdY

Olymar Oceguera & Ashley Berry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btHX6yQcpRo

Dillon Peters & Amara Stokes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDJkLRgtOvs

Shaela Phillips & Gary Peters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQvteMHyvkE

Kenedi Reed & Caroline Bland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SmKB8frIAI

Zora Robinson & Bailey Chauvin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzNKHph_vb8
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. 

Suit Up Publicity:

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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.

Suit Up Publicity:
Suit Up Bar Briefs July 2014, please click here.

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

2014 Suit Up Oral Arguments:

Bria I. Hays & Saul Garcia Amezuca
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqUO8GpsT8Q

Miles E. Baldwin & Morgan M. Grant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xIJPolbwwc

David L. Lawson Jr. & Sarah Chiasson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op7Z0sEnHDc

Sara DeRouen & Carine M. Lama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6V7HMa5W4A

Skyler K. Ockman & Cassidy M. Wells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YW6Kv21PPU

Hannah M. Lampo & John P. Larson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZk8CcoHljw

Alexis N. Calderon & Synise Pierre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZtHrJG7kaM

Evan Vedros & Amanda A. Addison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e9DFhcN0c4
Oral Argument Winner:
Miles E. Ballard

Best Memorandum:

Morgan M. Grant
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
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