Advocacy Board

The Advocacy Board is composed of third-year law students who are selected on the basis of their strengths in trial and appellate advocacy, and their leadership abilities. The Executive Board, along with the Competition Board, organizes and conducts the annual Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, Indiana Law's school-wide appellate advocacy competiton, and the Trial Team. Members of the board also compete in national interscholastic trial and moot court competitions.

Members of the Advocacy Board would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to supporters in the legal community who volunteer their time and energy to make the Sherman Minton Moot Court and IU Trial Competitions possible. We look forward to the upcoming academic year, and wish every competitor the best of luck.

2018-19 Executive Board
  • Zachary Miller, Chief Justice (
  • Cody Vaughn, Executive Problem Editor
  • Sarah Lode, Executive Problem Editor
  • Anurima Deshpande, Executive Problem Editor
  • Jennifer Smith, Executive Judge Coordinator
  • Carolyn Haney, Executive Judge Coordinator
  • Ashley Moore, Competition Board Coordinator
  • Alexa Urbanic, Advocacy Coordinator
  • Taylor Fontan, Executive Competition Coordinator
  • Sarah Brown, Executive Competition Coordinators
  • Bailey Anstead, Executive Competition Coordinators
2018-19 Competition Board
  • Zachary Cook
  • Quinn Crowley
  • Taylor Decker
  • Natalie Fiacco
  • Nicholas Hart
  • Phil Haywood
  • Brittany Hewitt
  • Jeff Iles
  • Jack Kellly
  • Joseph Leeson, III
  • Amy Linman
  • Brennan Lucas
  • Nick Minaudo
  • Caleb Ohmer
  • Jake Overlander
  • Nick Palmieri
  • Aram Shah
  • Clayton Smith
  • Mary Pat Stemnock
  • Rachel Stopchinski
  • Michael Stroup
  • Elmer Thoreson
  • Alex Van Dyke
  • Yvette Wang