California Mock Trial
 UC Berkeley's Official Mock Trial Program

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The California Mock Trial Team: Program Alumni

Cal Mock Trial is currently working to establish the CMT Alumni Association for all our former competitors! Joining this association will allow you to stay up-to-date on the program's results, receive opportunities to help out at tournaments and scrimmages, and communicate with the program. If you so choose, you can also be featured here on our website. In order to join our mailing list, please fill out this form. If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected].


Sander Lutz

    Travel Coordinator (2014-2015), Vice President (2015-2016), President (2016-             2017)  

Class of 2017

   Major: History


Other Activities:

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity; Cal Equestrian Team; TAFC (The Actually Funny Club)


Fun Fact: 

Refuse to eat any whole fruit besides bananas and citruses; distantly related to Betty Friedan.

About Me:

Past employment- underpaid, overworked assistant manager at Staples. Wife left me for my neighbor. Stronger-than-average calves. BMI of 29.  Working my way to the middle.


Sander's Awards:
2017 atypiCAL Invitational - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)
Outstanding Attorney (17/20 Ranks)
Outstanding Attorney (15//20 Ranks)

2016 Classic City Invitational - Atlanta, Georgia (University of Georgia)
Outstanding Witness (17/20 Ranks)

2016 Fresno Regional Tournament - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)
All-Region Defense Attorney (18/20 Ranks)
All-Region Prosecution Attorney (16/20 Ranks)

Kevin Gu

  Vice President (2016-2017)

Class of 2017

   Major: Legal Studies


Other Activities: 

UC Berkeley Model United Nations, The Daily Californian


Fun Fact:

I sleep a lot.


About Me:

"Stop beating around the bush. Just beat the bush!"





Kevin's Awards:

2017 Seattle Regional Tournament - Seattle, WA (University of Washington)

All-Region Attorney (17/20 Ranks)


2017 Empire Invitational - Claremont, CA (Claremont McKenna)

Outstanding Attorney (10/10 Ranks)


2017 Mocktopia Invitational - Santa Barbara, CA (UCSB)

Outstanding Attorney (9/20 Ranks)


2016 Santa Monica ORCS Tournament - Santa Monica, CA (UCLA)

All-National Attorney (17/20 Ranks)


2016 Regional Tournament - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)

All-Region Defense Attorney (17/20 Ranks)

All-Region Prosecution Attorney (15/20 Ranks)


2015 Boise Regional Tournament - Boise, ID (University of Idaho)

All-Region Attorney (18/20 Ranks)


2015 Winston Thomas Memorial Invitational - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)

Outstanding Attorney (20/20 Ranks)


2015 Paradise Invitational - Santa Barbara, CA (UC Santa Barbara)

Outstanding Attorney (18/20 Ranks)


2014 Lee Allen Memorial Invitational - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)

Outstanding Attorney (19/20 Ranks)


2013 Great Sonoran Showdown - Tucson, AZ (University of Arizona)

Outstanding Attorney (18/20 Ranks)

CMT Recruitment Class of 2013

Kione Wong

   External Treasurer (2015-2016)

Class of 2016

   Major: Legal Studies, Minor: English


Other Activities:

Writing to-do lists, investigating social media activity, and defending my everlasting love for Taylor Swift.


Fun Fact: 

Made of sarcasm, wine, and everything fine. 

About Me:

Frequent user of Netflix, the Oxford comma, and the rule of three.





Kione's Awards:

2016 Fresno Regional Tournament - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)

All-Region Prosecution Attorney (18/20 Ranks)

All-Region Defense Attorney (18/20 Ranks)


2016 Stanford University Mock Trial Invitational - Palo Alto, CA (Stanford University)

Outstanding Defense Attorney (20/20 Ranks)

Outstanding Prosecution Attorney (17/20 Ranks)

Becca Berman

Class of 2016

   Major: History, Minor: Jewish Studies


Other Activities: 

Bears for Israel, Director of First Impressions at Hillel


Fun Fact: 

I was blessed by the Wu Tang Clan.


About Me:

Over-caffeinated, always.






Becca's Awards:

2016 National Championship Tournament - Greenville, SC (Furman University)

All-American Witness (40/50 Ranks)


2016 UCLASSIC - Los Angeles, CA (UCLA)

Outstanding Witness (17/20 Ranks)


2015 Triton Invitational - San Diego, CA (UC San Diego)

Outstanding Witness (10/10 Ranks)


2015 Dog Pound Invitational - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)

Outstanding Witness (18/20 Ranks)


2014 Fresno Regional Tournament - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)

All-Region Witness (16/20 Ranks)


CMT Recruitment Class of 2012

Marshall Lodge

Class of 2015

   Major: Psychology


Other Activities:

Mock, Trial, Theatre, Mock Trial, occasionally make funny videos for the internet


Fun Fact: 

One summer, many many moons ago, I learned the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. Haven't practiced it since, and as such have forgotten pretty much everything. Fun while it lasted, though. The berimbau is a cool instrument, too.


About Me:

I enjoy blathering on and on about myself as much as the next chap, but really there doesn't appear to be a whole lot for me to say. I enjoy performing, thus I enjoy mock trial. If acting, or debate, or law appeal to you then you'd probably enjoy it as well!



Marshall's Awards:

2013 Corvallis Regional Tournament - Corvallis, OR (Oregon State University)

All-Region Witness (15/20 Ranks)

Nikta Daijavad

   President (2015-2016)

Class of 2016

   Majors: Political Science & Middle Eastern Studies


Other Activities: 

Panhellenic Executive Council, Alpha Omicron Pi, Perspective Magazine, Iranian Students Cultural Organization, generally being Persian like the cat (meow)


Fun Fact: 

I LOVE CAL MOCK TRIAL - what could be more fun than that?? And I'm kind of conflicted on how to pronounce my own name.


About Me:

I'm just REALLY excited all the time. I drink lots of coffee to get even MORE excited. Oh oh oh and I'm pretty sure the glass is always half-full #RushCMT


Nikta's Awards:

2014 Paradise Invitational - Santa Barbara, CA (UC Santa Barbara)

Outstanding Competitor (27/40 Ranks)

George Laiolo

   Internal Treasurer (2015-2016)

Class of 2016

   Major: Political Science (and wrestling internally with a potential double major in            Theatre)


Other Activities: 

Inciting great rage within the numerous people I swerve by on Bancroft while riding my scooter at breakneck speeds. Trying to convince people to watch "The Wire." Tennis. Parlor games. Tomfoolery.

Fun Fact: 
Virtuosic whistler.

About Me:
Co-Founder and Co-Commissioner of the CMT Party Planning Committee. Semi-regular butt of Sander Lutz's jokes.





George's Awards:

2016 National Championship Tournament - Greenville, SC (Furman University)

All-American Witness (41/50 Ranks)


2016 Fresno Regional Tournament - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)

All-Region Prosecution Witness (16/20 Ranks)

All-Region Defense Witness (16/20 Ranks)


2016 Downtown Invitational - New York City, NY (New York University)

Outstanding Witness (18/20 Ranks)


2015 Great American Mock Trial Invitational - Washington, D.C. (University of Virginia)

Outstanding Witness (31 Ranks)


2015 Average American Mock Trial Invitational - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)

Outstanding Witness (19/20 Ranks)


2014 Great Sonoran Showdown - Tucson, AZ (University of Arizona)

Outstanding Witness (16/20 Ranks)

CMT Recruitment Class of 2011

Nick Cotter

   External Treasurer (2013-15)

Class of 2015

   Majors: Neurobiology & Music


Other Activities: 

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, UC Wind Ensemble, UC Jazz Ensembles, Cal Band, DeCal Instructor, Staff Writer for The Daily Californian


Fun Fact: 

I once lost my pants on an orchestra tour in France...


About Me:
I'm from San Jose, California, and a proud alumnus of Prospect High School. I love the San Francisco Giants, Beethoven, John Coltrane, and not sleeping. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in discussing cerebral anatomy and motor pathways, hormonal feedback systems, or joining any of the Student Musical Activities! GO BEARS!


Nick's Awards:

2015 National Championship Tournament - Cincinnati, OH (University of Cincinnati)

All-American Attorney (24/30 Ranks)


2015 Boise Regional Tournament - Boise, ID (University of Idaho)

All-Region Attorney (20/20 Ranks)


2015 Downtown Invitational - New York, NY (New York University)

Outstanding Attorney (42/50 Ranks)


2014 Anteater Invitational Tournament - Newport Beach, CA (UC Irvine)

Team MVP (20/20 Ranks)


2014 CUBAIT - New York, NY (Columbia University)

Outstanding Attorney (16/20 Ranks)


2014 Saint Louis Championship Qualifier Tournament - St. Louis, MO (Washington University in St. Louis)

All-National Defense Attorney (20/20 Ranks)

All-National Prosecution Attorney (20/20 Ranks)


2014 Fresno Regional Tournament - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)

All-Region Attorney (16/20 Ranks)


2013 Great Sonoran Showdown - Tucson, AZ (University of Arizona)

Outstanding Attorney (18/20 Ranks)


2013 Vanessa Sullivan Memorial Invitational - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)

Outstanding Attorney (18/20 Ranks)


2012 Fresno Regional Tournament - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)

All-Region Witness (17/20 Ranks)

Bobbie Dousa

Class of 2015

   Majors: English & Anthropology


Other Activities: 

Fox Mulder Fan Club, Bard, Witch, Professional Clothes Seller, Selena Impersonator 


Fun Fact: 

I can see you right now.


About Me:

*Lights end of pocky stick* too kawaii to live; too sugoi to die.









Bobbie's Awards:

2015 National Championship Tournament - Cincinnati, OH (University of Cincinnati)

All-American Witness (25/30 Ranks)


2014 Average American Mock Trial Invitational - Berkeley, CA (UC Berkeley)
Outstanding Witness (18/20 Ranks)


2014 Saint Louis Championship Qualifier Tournament - St. Louis, MO (Washington University in St. Louis)

All-National Witness (16/20 Ranks)


2014 Corvallis Regional Tournament - Corvallis, OR (Oregon State)

All-Region Defense Witness (16/20 Ranks)

All-Region Prosecution Witness (16/20 Ranks)


2014 Downtown Invitational - New York, NY (New York University)

Outstanding Witness


2014 UCLASSIC - Los Angeles, CA (UC Los Angeles)

Outstanding Witness (19/20 Ranks)


2013 UCLASSIC - Los Angeles, CA (UC Los Angeles)

Outstanding Witness


2012 Triton Invitational - San Diego, CA (UC San Diego)

Outstanding Witness

Radhika Kannan

   Travel Coordinator (2012-13)

Class of 2015

   Major: Economics, Minor: Conservation Resource Studies


Other Activities: 

Student Advocate's Office, UCBMUN, Natya, RCSA Corporate Relations


Fun Fact: 

From Singapore which is about the size of SF
I like mismatched socks much like Dobby
Speak fluent parseltongue
I'm 5 ft 2" I wanna dance with you and I'm sophisticated fun :)


About Me:

I'm from Singapore and am proud to have been a Golden Bear. Yaaaayyyy!








Radhika's Awards:

2015 National Championship Tournament - Cincinnati, OH (University of Cincinnati)

All-American Witness (24/30 Ranks)


2015 Anoka Championship Qualifier Tournament - Anoka, MN (Hamline University)

All-National Witness (16/20 Ranks)


2015 Boise Regional Tournament - Boise, ID (University of Idaho)

Outstanding Witness (18/20 Ranks)


2015 Downtown Invitational - New York, NY (New York University)

Outstanding Witness (36/50 Ranks)


2014 Beach Party Invitational - Newport Beach, CA (UC Irvine)

Outstanding Witness (23/30 Ranks)


2013 Sacramento Regional Tournament - Sacramento, CA (UC Davis)

All-Region Witness (16/20 Ranks)


2012 Triton Invitational - San Diego, CA (UC San Diego)
Outstanding Attorney (9/10 Ranks)

2012 Saint Louis Championship Qualifier Tournament - Saint Louis, MO (Washington University in St. Louis)

All-National Attorney (18/20 Ranks)


2012 Fresno Regional Tournament - Fresno, CA (Fresno State University)

All-Regional Attorney (19/20 Ranks)


2012 SOBEIT - Miami, FL (University of Miami (FL))

Outstanding Attorney (18/20 Ranks)

Brandon Thomas

   Internal Treasurer (2012-13), Vice President (2013-14), President (2014-15)

Class of 2015

   Major: Business Administration, Minor: African American Studies


Other Activities: 

ASUC Student Advocate‚Äôs Office caseworker, Hall Staff Resident Assistant, assorted shell positions I do limited work for to pad resume.


Fun Fact: 

I dip my Oreos in orange juice and fill my water cups with soda. Get at me.


About Me:

Just out here tryna fake it til I make it | Gains > grades | Lames to the back | #RushCMT





Brandon's Awards:

2015 Anoka Championship Qualifier Tournament - Anoka, MN (Hamline University)

All-National Attorney (18/20 Ranks)


2015 Downtown Invitational - New York, NY (New York University)

Outstanding Attorney (37/50 Ranks)


2014 UCLASSIC - Los Angeles, CA (UC Los Angeles)

Outstanding Attorney (18/20 Ranks)


2013 Beach Party Invitational - Newport Beach, CA (UC Irvine)

Outstanding Attorney (29/30 Ranks)


2013 Downtown Invitational - New York, NY (New York University)

Outstanding Witness


2011 Tobacco Road Invitational - Durham, NC (Duke University)

Outstanding Witness

CMT Recruitment Class of 2010

Josh Cahen 

   Internal Treasurer (2011-12), Vice President (2012-13), President (2013-14)

Class of 2014

   Major: Business Administration


Other Activities: 

Alpha Epsilon Pi


Fun Fact:

"I'm not a fun person."


About Me:

Contrary to popular belief, I am actually quite a fun person! :) Go CMT!




Josh's Awards:

2014 Corvallis Regional Tournament - Corvallis, OR (Oregon State University)

All-Region Attorney (19/20 Ranks)


2013 National Championship Tournament - Washington, D.C. (University of Virginia)

All-American Attorney (24/30 Ranks)


2013 Newport Beach Championship Qualifier Tournament - Newport Beach, CA (UC Irvine)

All-National Attorney (20/20 Ranks)

CMT Recruitment Class of 2009

Joel Fung Wacks

   President (2011-13)

Class of 2013

   Major: English


Other Activities: 

None. My life was literally CMT.