On October 5, California Western Distinguished Practitioner Mario G. Conte was one of eight honorees at the syndicated public radio program A Way with Words' tenth anniversary celebration.
The event included an entertaining presentation by the hosts of the program, which airs on NPR affiliates in 34 states. Conte, along with seven fellow influential San Diegans, was recognized as an educator and community leader whose work promotes better communication and literacy.
Videos of each honoree were presented at the awards ceremony:
Conte teaches trial advocacy in programs throughout the United States while also continuing to try his own cases. He was an adjunct professor at California Western for more than 15 years, serving as faculty advisor to the law school’s Competitive Advocacy (moot court) Program. In addition, Conte has taught Trial Skills and Evidence Advocacy, and co-founded the law school’s LLM in Trial Advocacy program.
Run by Conte, California Western’s moot court program is a great example of teaching and instilling the values of communication—to the point that the law school has won numerous awards for its excellence in oral advocacy.