Screenshot 2018-10-10

The Roger J. Traynor California

Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition

The 52nd Annual Traynor Competition Is Made Possible By A Generous Grant By The Gisnet Mandell Moot Court Trust

Gold Sponsor: Esner Chang and Boyer 



to all 

who competed in our first-ever

virtual traynor

The awards were announced following the final round on April 18, 2021: 


The Roger J. Traynor Award for Oral Argument


Second Place


The Gisnet Mandell Award for Best Brief


Second Place


Third Place


Fourth Place


Excellence in Appellate Advocacy


Second Place


The Geoffrey Hall Wright Award for Individual Achievement in Oral Advocacy

Patricia Snyder, UWLA

Individual Merit Awards for Oral Argument

Michael Seuylemezian, Loyola

Jaycee Dean, McGeorge

Mari Tanabe, Berkeley

Kate Willis, Loyola

Duke Cooney, McGeorge

Camille Wyss, Berkeley

Sean Lahey, Loyola

watch the final round

thanks to our host school, UWLA


The Traynor team at UWLA


​Jacqueline Anderson

Miriam Billington

David Glassman

Taryn Scott

​​​Arpi Sislyan​

Yassi Tehrani

​​​Shushan Yeremyan

​​​Ani Zakaryan

Photography by 

Ben Glassman

Traynor Logo V3.jpeg





All California law schools are invited to participate in this annual event. 

For information or to reserve a spot for the 2022 competition, please contact administrator Miriam Billington at 



Saturday judges are asked to be ready to log on at 10:00 a.m. and preside over 2 arguments. The day will conclude by about 2:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact competition administrator Miriam Billington at


Donors will be recognized in our 2022 program and on our website which will be visible through next year's competition. 

Please note that for income tax purposes, your gift would not be a charitable donation, but rather a business expense (advertising). 

It’s easy to donate: choose your level and pay online, or send a check to Traynor c/o M. Billington, 1158 26th Street, #653, Santa Monica CA 90403.