As a part of our mission to support the victims of excessive force by police officers, the USCMT members attended a training hosted by the National Lawyers Guild to become Legal Observers. In doing so, students are able to attend protests with the goal of deterring unconstitutional behavior by law enforcement during a demonstration.
Yasmin Fardghassemi is an alumna of the USC Mock Trial program. On December 6th, 2014, she passed the bar exam. Just four days after, she appeared in court and cross-examined an expert witness on asphyxiation in a police brutality case. In this interview with current USC Mock Trial freshman Sabrina Feng, Fardghassemi recalls the cross-examination and discusses her time on the USC Mock Trial Team.
As a part of our continuing efforts to help immigration attorneys fight to protect migrants coming to the United States, Professor Orange and USCMT members Elisa Herrera and Yvette Lopez presented on gang evidence discovery at the St. Mary's Law Immigration Symposium.
Attorney and civil rights advocate Olu Orange leads students enrolled in his Trial Advocacy Program at USC Dornsife to South Texas to help train immigration lawyers representing unaccompanied minors seized at the border.
With help from undergraduates and an alumna, Olu Orange brings a successful lawsuit that forces the city to pay for millions in job training and education
USC undergraduates and political science scholar Olu Orange help obtain justice for the family of a man taken down by police
The USC Mock Trial Team uncovered facts that helped jurors conclude an LAPD officer was responsible for the wrongful death of an autistic man.
USC students nab first, fourth, fifth and eighth place in the University of Pennsylvania’s Quaker Classic Tournament. Best Attorney and Best Witness honors went to USC Dornsife students.