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Executive Board

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President: danielle maxwell

Major: Psychology and Politics, Philosophy, Economics, and Law (PPEL)
 
Danielle is a senior hailing from both Southern California and Texas. If you can't find Danielle stressing over being a crying witness and angry attorney, she might be making you coffee at the 8:15 cafe as the Student Manager. Danielle plans to use her mock trial knowledge by going to law school, probably. When she has free time, she enjoys crocheting, scrolling on TikTok, and picking up random art projects. She is very grateful to serve a second term as President and super excited to grow with this program.   
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Vice President: alexis cobbs

Major: Political Science and English

Alexis Cobbs is a senior from Olive Branch, Mississippi. She’s a Richmond Scholar and an Oliver Hill Scholar. In addition to serving as Vice President of Mock Trial, Alexis is active in Richmond Debate, College Democrats, and the Interpoint Writing Team. She serves as a research assistant for a comparative analysis study of the courts of the US, UK, and Canada as well as the Assistant Debate Coach of Manchester High School. She hopes to continue on to law school after college to pursue civil rights litigation. Alexis enjoys books, the MCU, and crocheting in her free time.
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Council member: Leo Piazza
 

Major: Politics, Philosophy, Economics and Law (PPEL), and Rhetoric and Communication Studies

Minor: Law and the Liberal Arts

 

Leo is a senior hailing from the distant lands of Baltimore, Maryland. He joined mock trial as a freshman with the hope that it would help him decide if he wants to go to law school, but the jury is still out on that (Haha, get it). When he’s not giving new and old mockers refreshers on the federal rules of evidence you’ll find him giving tours around campus, worshiping with CCO, serving on the Richmond conduct council, or helping run the College Republicans as vice president. When he has free time, if ever, he likes to read books on theology and philosophy, hike and camp, work out at the gym, and play kickball with friends. While this year may be his last, he is still very excited to compete and teach the next generation of Richmond Mockers! 

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council member: emma Mecklenberg
Major: Political Science and Philosophy
Emma is a junior here at the University of Richmond. She's originally from Greenville, South Carolina, and has been a part of mock trial since she was a freshman in high school. Not only has mock trial at Richmond been an amazing experience, but it has taught her far more about being a lawyer and public speaking than she ever could have learned in a class. She hopes to be a lawyer herself one day.
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council member: Mary Margaret Clouse

Majors: Journalism and English

Mary Margaret is a sophomore from West Virginia. She is very excited to see what this season will have in store and welcome new members to the Mock Trial team! When she isn’t working on Mock Trial, she can be found in the library reading or writing for classes, or working on the Messenger (the University’s literary magazine). Mary Margaret also enjoys baking, going to concerts, and traveling. 

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council member: Gavin March
(Intended) Major: Political Science, Philosophy, German
(Intended) Minor: History
Gavin March is a sophomore from the faraway land of New Jersey. He joined Mock Trial in freshman year to prepare for a future career in criminal law, improve his public speaking, and find a dedicated academic community at Richmond. While it is by far the most important activity, Mock Trial is not all Gavin does. He is also an RA for Lakeview Hall, is public affairs manager for Model UN, and works on campus! When he’s not busy with those, you can find Gavin writing anything from poetry to philosophy, practicing the viola or piano, programming on his computer, or honing his strategic acumen in chess.com (he’s always open for a game!). He is honored to be part of Mock Trial Exec, and is excited to develop with the program!
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