Our Co-Chairs

The Moot Court Board is led by a team of dedicated co-chairs.  This year we are fortunate to have three students leading the Board.

Zackary Soled

Co-Chair, Class of 2024

Zack is a 3L from Gilroy, California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. As a 2L, Zack competed in the USD National Criminal Procedure tournament, finishing as National Quarter-Finalists and earning the Best Petitioner Brief award. In the Spring, Zack competed in the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in Madison, Wisconsin with fellow co-chair Alexis Cherry, finishing as National Finalists. This past summer, Zack worked as a certified Law Clerk at the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. He hopes to continue working in criminal litigation after graduating next Spring.

Alexis Cherry

Co-Chair, Class of 2024

Alexis is a 3L from Anaheim Hills, California. She received a B.S. in Health Studies with a minor in Business from the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she was also a member of the Women’s Soccer team. As a 2L, Alexis competed at the National Health Law Moot Court Competition where her team finished as National Quarter-Finalists and at the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court  Competition where her team finished as National Finalists. This past summer, Alexis worked as a Summer Associate for Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.

Raymond Basurto

Co-Chair, Class of 2024

Raymond “Ray” Basurto is a 3L from Riverside, California. He graduated from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina where he played football. As a 2L, Ray competed in two Moot Court competitions. In his first competition, his team finished as Octo-Finalists with a third-place brief at the Leroy R. Hassell Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. In his second competition, his team won a National Championship at the Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition. This past summer, Ray worked as a Law Clerk at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office.

opportunities to lead our team

Moot Court Board

Upon successful completion of Appellate Advocacy and their competition, second and third-year students who enjoyed their Moot Court experience and wish to contribute to the program may join the Moot Court Board, the body of students responsible for leading the Moot Court Team.

Moot Court Board member duties include:

Student Coach

Provide personal assistance to a competition team as they prepare for competition

Teaching Assistants

Work alongside adjunct faculty members as teaching assistants in the LRW 1, LRW 2, and Appellate Advocacy Courses

Office hours

Host office hours to assist LRW and Appellate Advocacy students with their written and oral advocacy skills

Develop our programs

Assist the faculty and staff of the LRW and Moot Court Department with projects and initiatives