Meet the 2021-2022 Moot Court Executive Board

The Charleston School of Law Moot Court Board facilitates and encourages advocacy skill development through practice and competition. The Moot Court Board has been active since its establishment in 2005. They participate in several competitions throughout the year, including the NYC Bar National Moot Court Competition, the National Products Liability Moot Court, and the Judge R. Brown Admiarlty Moot Court Competition among others. The Moot Court Board also organizes the Charleston School of Law National Competition.

Amy Saukas, Chief Justice of Moot Court Board
Amy was a member of the first team from the state of South Carolina who competed at the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot court competition. She is currently a Law Clerk at Staubes Law Firm in Charleston, SC and an intern with the Honorable Michèle Forsythe in the 9th Circuit Family Court. Saukas is a delegate on the Judicial Board, a member of Women in Law, and serves as a Legal Research & Writing Teaching Fellow.

Rebekah Campbell, Associate Justice of Internal Competition
Rebekah Campbell is a rising 3L at the Charleston School of Law and a Charleston-area native. She enjoys watching movies and spending time outside with her husband and five-year-old son. Rebekah is the Associate Justice of Internal Competition of the Moot Court Board and recently competed in the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, finishing the competition as a regional finalist and a top ten individual oralist. She also serves as Vice Justice of Phi Alpha Delta and is a member of the CSOL Trial Advocacy Board and Alliance for Equality.

Grace Glennan, Associate Justice of CSOL National Competition
Grace Glennan is a second-year student and competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2020. Throughout this competition Glennan was able to meet law students from other countries and improve my oral advocacy skills.

Jerry Terp, Sergeant at Arms
Jerry Terp was a brief-writer for the 34th Annual August A. Rendigs, Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition. Jerry is currently a Law Clerk at Finkel Law Firm in North Charleston, SC. Jerry is also a delegate on the Judicial Board, serves as the Senior Articles Editor of Charleston Law Review, and serves as a Legal Research & Writing Fellow.

Talida Balaj, Social and Budget Chair
Talida Balaj is a rising 3L at CSOL. Balaj is originally from Charlotte, NC, and hopes to practice in Charlotte after graduation. Balaj is primarily interested in practicing criminal law or construction law.

Patricia Dimsdale, Associate Justice of External Competitions
Patricia Dimsdale served as an oralist for the Rendigs Products Liability Moot Court Competition Team in the Spring 2021 semester. Prior to law school, Dimsdale taught 5th grade and Special Education for four years. Patricia’s legal interests are centered around protecting children and hopes to either work in family law or improving educational policy.

Jaime Lista, Associate Justice of Business Affairs
Jamie Lista is a 2L student from Charleston, SC. Before law school, Lista attended College of Charleston, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Moot Court has provided Lista the opportunity to further her oral advocacy skills, network with alumni, and create relationships with fellow students.

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The Charleston School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school nationally recognized for its student-centric culture. Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you for success both in the classroom and in the legal profession.

  • The Princeton Review ranks Charleston School of Law professors second in the country for faculty accessibility (2021)

  • Charleston School of Law faculty ranked among the top of The Princeton Review’s list of Best Professors in the nation (2016-2018)

  • Experiential Learning: Charleston School of Law students have access to about more than 150 externship sites, creating opportunities for experiential learning in the legal field.

  • Community Service: Charleston School of Law students have performed more than 241,000 community service hours (2004-current).

  • Students have won the National Tax Moot Court Championship for seven consecutive years (2012-2018)

Lederman speaks at Paleontology event

The Paleontology Law Coalition at Charleston School of Law welcomed Georges Lederman, Special Counsel at Withersworldwide to lead a presentation on the subject, “How to Dig Your Way into the Career You Want.”

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