(L to R: Christianna Kyriacou, James Miao, Catherine Ngo, Elena Otero-Keil (Asst. Coach), Davia Craumer, Yasmin Fardghassemi, Elvira Kras, Marina Braverman)
by Robson Hauser March 22, 2009, with a record of 5-3, the USC Mock Trial Team tied for sixth place at the Opening Round Championship Series tournament in Irvine, California. The team earned an honorable mention placement with its finish. Sophomore Aaron Macris was recognized for his performance with an Outstanding Attorney Award, his second such award of the season.