10 LSU Law students in the Class of 2020 have been selected for induction into The Order of the Barristers, a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs.
The inductees, in alphabetical order by last name, are: Taylor Brooke Ashworth; Katelyn E. Bayhi; Daniel Wayne Bosch, Jr.; Sarah Madaline Day; Indigo Kate Diekmann; Riley Elizabeth Frank; Michael Wayne Maldonado; Kelsey L. McGill; Juan J. Moreno; and Briana C. Reid. They will be awarded charcoal-colored cords to wear at commencement to signify their membership in the Order.
Each year, graduating LSU Law students who have excelled in moot court, mock trial, brief writing, oral advocacy and other advocacy programs throughout their time at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center are invited to join the LSU Law chapter of the Order. Dozens of members of the Class of 2020 submitted nomination forms setting out their candidacy for Order membership.
LSU Law is allocated a very limited number of The Order of the Barristers inductees each year, with the number corresponding to the number of students who participate annually in LSU Law intramural and interscholastic advocacy competitions and advocacy-related coursework. Applications were reviewed by a committee of faculty members, who then recommend the candidates for induction into the LSU Law chapter to the dean.
LSU Law thanks the faculty members who participated in what was an incredibly challenging selection process and congratulates the 10 new members of The Order of the Barristers.