The participating judges who heard the Mock Court arguments in the federal courthouse on March 1, 2019, agreed that the Maret, McKinley Tech, School Without Walls, and H.D. Woodson students were extremely well-prepared and presented their 1st and 4th Amendment cases masterfully. Nonetheless, each judge selected an outstanding advocate among the students appearing before them. The judges selected:
Jerra Holdip – School Without Walls – Selected by Judge Walton Nia Johnson – H.D. Woodson – Selected by Judge Moss Colin Jones – Maret – Selected by Judge Bryson Cyrus McDowell – School Without Walls – Selected by Chief Judge Howell Maggie Modovsky – School Without Walls – Selected by Magistrate Judge Harvey Daniyah Prosser – School Without Walls – Selected by Judge Contreras Eliza Roberts – Maret – Selected by Judge Cooper Gabriel Stevanus – School Without Walls – Selected by Judge Rothstein Brionna Wiggins – School Without Walls – Selected by Judge Srinivasan
Magistrate Judge Robinson selected all students from McKinley Tech and H.D. Woodson appearing before her to receive the Outstanding Advocate Award as a ‘Team.’
[L to R] Chief Judge Beryl Howell and outstanding advocate Cyrus McDowell, School Without Walls. Judge Rudolph Contreras and outstanding advocate Daniyah Prosser, School Without Walls. Judge Randolph Moss and outstanding advocate Nia Johnson, H.D. Woodson.
[L to R] Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson with students from McKinley Tech and H.D. Woodson Judge Christopher Cooper and outstanding advocate Eliza Roberts, Maret
Judge Sri Srinivasan listening to arguments presented by a student from School Without Walls