LSU Law students John Arboleta and Angelle Boudreaux won the Fall 2022 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Robinson Court Room at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
The intense, month-long competition began with 37 teams in the preliminary round and ended with finalist teams of Boudreaux and Arboleta competing against Lauren Watson and Mitchell Williams. Students on each of the finalist teams will receive an automatic invitation to membership in the Board of Advocates.
“Winning Flory this semester felt really special because of how many talented teams were competing,” said Boudreaux. “But having so many passionate advocates and committed witnesses participating is what made it all so much fun.”
“This competition means a lot to me, its a materialization of all the hard work I’ve put into learning and developing as an advocate as well as a testament to the guidance that I’ve received since beginning this journey into trial advocacy,” said Arboleta.
Named in honor of the late professor of the Law Center, the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition is a mock trial competition open to all second-and third-year law students. A Flory Trial is held each semester; the fall Flory trial is traditionally a criminal case, while the spring Flory trial is a civil case.