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Board of Advocates

The Law Center’s Advocacy Programs are administered in large part by the Board of Advocates, the Law Center’s student honor organization dedicated to the promotion and development of oral and written persuasive advocacy skills.  Rising third-year law students are selected to membership on the Board of Advocates based on a holistic application that looks at a student’s success in the Law Center’s many different internal and external advocacy opportunities.The Board of Advocates is the result of a merger of the Moot Court Board and the Trial Advocacy Board. The Board of Advocates’ office can be found in Room 306 at the LSU Law Center.

Membership on the Board of Advocates is an academic honor awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in the art of advocacy.

To contact the Board of Advocates, send an email to or visit Room 306.

2019-20 Board of Advocates Executive Committee:

  • President: Michael Maldonado
  • Vice-President of Internal Competitions: Sarah Day
  • Vice-President of External Competitions: Indigo Diekmann
  • Vice-President of Judicial Relations: Daniel Bosch
  • Vice-President of Undergraduate Affairs: Mary Allison Mitchell
  • Director of Internal Appellate Competitions: Taylor Ashworth
  • Director of Internal Trial Competitions: Briana Reid
  • Director of Internal Dispute Resolution Competitions: Riley Frank
  • Director of External Appellate Competitions: Katelyn Bayhi
  • Director of External Trial Competitions: Juan Moreno
  • Director of External Dispute Resolution Competitions: Kelsey McGill
  • Co-Director of Judicial Relations: Hailey Lyonnais
  • Co-Director of Judicial Relations: Kurtis Johnson

 2019-20 Board of Advocates:

  • Matthew Allen
  • Taylor Ashworth
  • Katelyn Bayhi
  • Elise Benezech
  • Daniel Bosch
  • Hannah Catchings
  • Hannah Crosby
  • Sarah Day
  • Piper Didier
  • Indigo Diekmann
  • Evans Dorroh
  • Jesse Elliott
  • Benjamin Files
  • Riley Frank
  • Hayley Franklin
  • Breana Harris
  • William Heaton
  • Kurtis Johnson
  • Scott Johnson
  • Devin Jones
  • Reed Kreger
  • Conner LeBlanc
  • Courtney Lehan
  • Hailey Lyonnais
  • Michael Maldonado
  • Laura Marcantel
  • Connor McGarvey
  • Kelsey McGill
  • Keith Mikesell
  • Mary Allison Mitchell
  • Nicole Monroe
  • Juan Moreno
  • Ashley Randol
  • Briana Reid
  • Lindsay Rich
  • Marcus Sandifer
  • Lucas Schenk
  • Karina Shareen
  • Sarah Simmons
  • Jordan Varnado
  • Marcus Wilson
  • Thomas Wisecarver