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CWSL CAP Teams Enjoy Early Competition Success

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The Competitive Advocacy Program (CAP) at California Western is well known in San Diego and across the nation for its competition teams' success.

The fall trimester has been no exception, with both the Appellate and Negotiation Teams enjoying some early successes.

The Appellate Team has advanced to the final four schools of their region in the prestigious Thomas Tang National Competition. Students Danica Hernandez and Nathan Chisholm have beaten out the opposing law schools based on their written brief. They are now preparing for upcoming Oral Arguments in the finals on Oct. 30.

The Negotiations Teams recently competed in the National Sports Law Negotiation Competition. Out of 36 teams, Cal Western had the 6th and 7th best-ranking scores, beating out schools from across the country such as UC Hastings, Chapman, UC Berkeley, Pepperdine, and Georgetown, to name a few.

“The CAP teams this trimester have been putting in outstanding performances, especially considering we have all had to adjust to online competitions,” said Paul Parisi, California Western’s Competitive Advocacy Program Director. “We are confident that our teams will send more trophies our way as the competition season heats up!”

Interested in joining an Advocacy Team and representing Cal Western on the national stage?
If so, the online Intra-school Gill Competition is rapidly approaching on Nov. 7. This is a chance for students to earn a Distinguished Advocate designation and start the process of applying for a team. Click here to sign up.

If students have any questions about the Gill Competition, they should reach out to Cal Western Moot Court Honors Board Trial Coordinators:
Shayna Smith - sesmith[ @ ]
Tyler Strycula - TJStrycula[ @ ]

“Students are taught and coached by seasoned local attorneys and judges who are in courtrooms every day and have a wealth of real-life experience,” said Parisi. “Alumni who were members of The Competitive Advocacy Program consistently say it was one of the most valuable things they did while in law school.”

“If students have any questions about joining a team, I invite them to reach out to me at Pparisi[ @ ],” added Parisi.