Tiereney Souza and Bennett Reichard Compete in Final Round of 2022 Armand Arabian Advocacy Tournament
The final round of the annual Armand Arabian Advocacy Tournament was held at Pepperdine Caruso Law on November 5, with many faculty, students, and staff in attendance. The tournament's final round bench consisted of Honorable Richard A. Paez, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Honorable Kate Knill, judge of the Superior Court of Orange County; and Caruso Law professor Joel Johnson.
The tournament semi-finalists were Abigail Davis and Briana Matusovsky. In the final round Bennett Reichard argued on behalf of the petitioner and Tiereney Souza argued on behalf of the respondent, after which Souza was named as the tournament winner.
Caruso 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.
Caruso Law congratulates Souza and all the participants in this year's tournament for their excellence in oral advocacy.