Lawrence High School students Jamie Chacon and Daniela Andrade, as the petitioners, defeated Uniondale High in round one of the 2019 Long Island Mentor Moot Court Tournament at the federal courthouse in Central Islip on Nov. 18. In round two, on the same day and in the same venue, respondents Kekeli Ames and Mia Feder defeated Freeport High School.
Social studies teacher David Calvo is the faculty adviser to the Moot Court team. United States Circuit Judge Joseph Bianco of the U.S. Court of Appeals presided over the trials, assisted by Judge Alyse Goodstein and law clerk Dora Georgescu. Mark Radi of Carle Place-based Sokoloff Stern LLP assisted the students.
The program is part of the civics education initiative by the federal courts of the Second Circuit called “Justice for All: Courts and the Community.” The semifinal and championship rounds were on Nov. 21.