Hispanic National Bar
Online
Members: Adriana Castro, Karla Martinez Rojas, Viridiana Ordonez
Coaches: Marco Ornelas (Student Coach) & Laura Tovar (Alumni Coach)
Description of Issues:

Thank you for judging HNBA's practice. The questions presented are:

  • A seizure under the Fourth Amendment includes the application of physical force, even when it is unsuccessful in subduing an arrestee. Is an unsuccessful attempt to detain a suspect by use of physical force a “seizure” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment, or must physical force be successful in detaining a suspect to constitute a “seizure”?
  • An excessive force claim does not necessarily relate to the validity of an underlying conviction, and a no-contest plea does not preclude an individual from denying fault in subsequent civil action. Is Petitioner’s claim for excessive use of force barred under Heck v. Humphrey because she pleaded no contest to, and was convicted of, aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer?

Thank you to our Alumni coach, Laura Tovar, and our faculty representative, Professor Catalina Lozano.   

Please email student coach Marco Ornelas with any questions: marcoornelas@uchastings.edu

Scheduling Contact: Marco Ornelas (marcoornelas@uchastings.edu)
Document(s):
DATE AND TIME ROOM JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE
Fri. February 5
8:30AM - 9:30AM TBA Hayden Soria Emily Howe Mauricio Grande Cecilia Grimaldi Jacob Barrera
Sat. February 6
8:30AM - 10:00AM TBA Anais Castro Brooke Murphy Eric Soza Mauricio Grande
Tue. February 9
8:30PM - 9:30PM TBA Judge Talamantes Jacob Barrera Anastasia Gomez Krista Saenz Deborah Sung
Wed. February 10
6:00PM - 8:00PM TBA Judge Talamantes Kim Macey Madison Boucher
Thu. February 11
6:00PM - 7:30PM TBA Mattie Hassett Erin Livinghouse
Fri. February 12
11:00AM - 1:00PM TBA
Sat. February 13
10:00AM - 12:00PM CLOSED
Mon. February 15
8:00AM - 10:00AM TBA Nikayla Johnson Demiana Khoury Mel Rake Omeed Askari (MIT)
12:00PM - 1:30PM TBA Cindy Muro Mauricio Grande Rascon Elizabeth Silva Cecilia Grimaldi
Tue. February 16
8:30PM - 9:30PM TBA Judge Talamantes Jacob Barrera Omeed Askari (MIT) Josie Chan
Wed. February 17
7:00AM - 8:00AM TBA Demiana Khoury Mel Rake Josie Chan
6:00PM - 8:00PM TBA Justine Jung Aurelio Perez Jessica Moy
Thu. February 18
12:00PM - 1:00PM TBA CJ Connolly Judge Talamantes Ezekiel Gorrocino Hannah Diamond Mel Rake
7:00PM - 8:00PM CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Fri. February 19
11:00AM - 1:00PM TBA Cindy Muro Mauricio Grande Rascon Elizabeth Silva Prof. Belonick
Sat. February 20
9:00AM - 11:00AM TBA Mattie Hassett Veronica Canton Aurelio Perez
Sun. February 21
10:00AM - 12:00PM TBA Judge Talamantes Catalina Lozano Daniel Galindo Dulce Rodas (MIT)
Tue. February 23
8:30PM - 9:30PM TBA Jacob Barrera Carolina Ugalde Nikayla Johnson Katie Romero Gerardo Inzunza Higuera
Wed. February 24
7:00AM - 8:00AM TBA Mattie Hassett Demiana Khoury Patricia Medina Nathan Guerrero Rachel Winer
6:00PM - 7:00PM TBA Maddie Thomas Ale Vallejo Carolina Ugalde Auruba Alzibdeh Michelle Dong
Thu. February 25
6:00PM - 7:00PM TBA Judge Talamantes Catalina Lozano Cynthia Castillo Aviva Gilbert Michelle Dong
Fri. February 26
11:00AM - 1:00PM TBA Cindy Muro
Sat. February 27
8:00AM - 10:00AM STOP AND GO CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
12:00PM - 1:30PM TBA Catalina Lozano Daniel Galindo Maddie Thomas Demiana Khoury Sara Zeimer
Sun. February 28
10:00AM - 12:00PM TBA Mattie Hassett Demiana Khoury Jacqueline Menendez Brooke Quesinberry (MIT) Nisha Bajania
Wed. March 3
6:00PM - 7:00PM TBA Judge Talamantes Jacob Barrera Mattie Hassett James H. Colopy Tamara Ribas
Thu. March 4
6:00PM - 7:00PM TBA Patricia Medina Adam Arce
Fri. March 5
11:00AM - 1:00PM TBA Catalina Lozano Mattie Hassett Tina Aoun Jonathan Martinez Armin Givechi