Brandon Posivak and Patrick Babajanian Reach Final Round of Armand Arabian Advocacy Tournament
On Friday, October 15, the final round of the Armand Arabian Advocacy Tournament was held with many faculty, staff, and students watching the competition remotely. Pepperdine Caruso School of Law's annual moot court competition is named for the Honorable Armand Arabian who served on the Supreme Court of California from 1990 until his retirement in 1996. Justice Arabian served in the Los Angeles Superior Courts from 1972-1983. In November 1983, he was appointed to the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 3 by Governor George Deukmejian. He served as a private judge until his passing in 2018. He was well known for his excellent legal opinions. Caruso Law is grateful for his support of stellar oral advocacy.
The competition's final round bench consisted of the Honorable Judge Cynthia Yee-Wallace, District Judge for Ada County in Idaho; Jack White, partner at FH+H Law Firm in Virginia; and James Azadian, a member of Dykema's Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices, and Board of Advisors member and adjunct professor at Caruso Law.
Patrick Babajanian (JD '23) argued on behalf of the petitioners, and Brandon Posivak (JD '23) argued on behalf of the respondent. The competition problem was written by Allen Martin (JD '22). The judges expressed how truly impressed they were with both participants, and Posivak was ultimately named the competition winner.
Caruso Law congratulates all the participants in this year's competition for their excellence in oral advocacy.