On The Cover

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe '96
concludes his official visit to Vietnam
on Dec. 18, 2012.

2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Success of the Barry Athletics Model

Campus Democracy Project

Spring 2013, Volume 18, Number 1

Campus Currents I Spotlight On Sports I Barry Beat I Features

Law & Order

The Barry University School of Law community celebrated the opening of its new three story Legal Advocacy Center on its Orlando campus. Features of the 32,400 square-foot center include: two large classrooms that can accommodate up to 94 students each; five moot courtrooms; two seminar rooms; a dean’s suite; conference room; registrar and financial aid suite; and a third-floor multi-purpose event space to accommodate up to 200 people. “Being able to attend my Trial Advocacy class in one of the new mini-courtrooms in the Legal Advocacy Center really added to the authenticity of the class,” said law student and Student Bar Association President Chris Bailey. “I felt like I was trying a real case!” Since its founding in 1999, Barry Law School has grown to more than 700 students enrolled on its 14-acre campus. Additional renovations to existing facilities include a cafeteria, faculty lounge, additional faculty offices and expanded admissions offices.

Barry Law Trial Team Defeats Harvard

Left to right: Barry’s ABA criminal trial champions: Presiding judge of the final round Hon. Stanley Sacks; Best Advocate Award winner Aboubakr Maaroufi; Barry Law students Ryan Sainz, Ciara Harris and Victor Zamora; coach Elizabeth Megale.

The Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Trial Team won the ABA National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago last spring, defeating Harvard University in the finals. The win was Barry’s seventh championship at a national competition since 2008. It was also the second championship of the academic year, marking the second year in a row Barry’s trial team has won two championships. Barry’s advocates were Aboubakr Maaroufi (prosecution and defense), Ryan Sainz (defense, and prosecution witness) and Ciara Harris (prosecution, and defense witness). The swing witness was Victor Zamora. Maaroufi, a secondyear student, was named Best Advocate at the competition, which included 19 teams. Both Harris and Zamora received perfect witness scores in two separate preliminary rounds. Barry went undefeated in the preliminary rounds, beating the University of Alabama, Widener and the University of Puerto Rico. Only four teams advanced, with Barry facing and defeating Creighton in the semifinals to reach the finals against Harvard. The team was coached by Barry Law professors Mark Summers and Elizabeth Megale.