On January 9, 2021, Partner Erin Ezra and Associates Nandita Nayyar and Jamie Rice volunteered as judges for UC Irvine’s annual Beach Party Tournament.
Mock Trial is a national collegiate program, in which students portray attorneys and witnesses in a simulation of a civil jury trial. Erin, Nandita and Jamie volunteered their time not only scoring the student performances—based on competitors’ knowledge of the case, court procedure, delivery, and their ability to portray convincing characters– but also providing constructive assessments of the students’ skills.
Nandita Nayyar, Erin Ezra and Jamie Rice judged some of the top teams at this elite tournament. Nandita and Erin judged the University of Virginia, which came in second place, and Jamie judged Tufts University, which advanced to the semi-final rounds.
Berger Kahn regularly volunteers with UC Irvine’s Mock Trial program and looks forward to judging more engaging performances by bright students in the future.