2017-2018 MOOT COURT BOARD


President

Name:  Hershal E. Spangler III "Tripp"

Year:  3L

Degrees:  Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Western Carolina University; Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Master of Theology from Liberty University

Competitions:  Finalist 2016 1L Appellate Competition; Semi-Finalist 2016 Robert H. Bork Moot Court Internal Appellate Competition; Witness for 2017 Chester H. Bedell Mock Trial Competition; Participant 2017 National Appellate Advocacy Competition (ABA); Participant 2017 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition

Interests/Hobbies:  Politics, History

Defining Quote:  "Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and where there is a soul in prison, I am not free." - Eugene V. Debs


Vice President of Externals

Name:  Victor Bermudez

Year:  3L

Degrees:  B.A. in Legal Studies – Franciscan University

Competitions:  St. Thomas More Appellate Competition – Finalist; Notre Dame Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom – Semi-Finalist


Vice President of Internals

Name:  Stephen Ewers

Year:  3L

Degrees:  B.S. in History (Minors in Philosophy and Political Science)

Competitions:  National Baseball Arbitration Competition at Tulane

Interests/Hobbies:  Playing any sport, Reading, Having meaningful conversations, Long walks on the beach

Defining Quote:  "I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders."


Vice President of Publications

Name:  Stephanie Williams

Year:  3L

Degrees:  B.A. in Philosophy, Politics minor, Theology minor – Ave Maria University Competitions: St. Thomas More Appellate Competition – Semi-Finalist; Notre Dame Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom – Semi-Finalist

Competitions:  St. Thomas More Appellate Competition – Semi-Finalist; Notre Dame Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom – Semi-Finalist

Interests/Hobbies:  CrossFit, cooking/baking, coffee, painting, hockey, baseball, being with my family.

Defining Quote:  “We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”- Joseph Campbell


Vice President of Operations

Name:  Mohad Abbass

Year:  3L

Degrees:  Political Science

Competitions:  Robert H. Bork Internal Competition & Orseck

Interests/Hobbies:  Sleeping, Xbox

Defining Quote:  “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” – The Lion King


Vice President of Events

Name:  Daniel Del Vecchio

Year:  3L

Degrees:  Seton Hall University B.S. Diplomacy and International Relations

Competitions:  Wagner Labor Law

Interests/Hobbies:  Soccer, Paddle Boarding, Military History/Doctrine, Italian Culture, Scotch, Star Wars

Defining Quote:  Bring the Rain