Our Co-Chairs

The Moot Court Board is led by a team of dedicated co-chairs.  This year we are fortunate to have three students leading the Board.

Anushka Silva

Co-Chair, Class of 2023

Anushka is a 3L from Rancho Cucamonga, California. She received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Public Health Policy at UC Irvine. As a 2L, Anushka competed in the National Health Law Competition where she was awarded Best Preliminary Round Oralist and Best Overall Oralist, and her team finished in Third Place. She also competed in the Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Competition. This past summer, Anushka worked at HHS for their Office of General Counsel doing health law litigation. She hopes to continue working in the health field after graduating next Spring.



Justine Chang

Co-Chair, Class of 2023

Justine is a 3L who was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in Stockton, CA. She earned her B.A. in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley. Prior to law school, Justine worked in the legal industry on cases involving government enforcement defense, investigations, and regulatory compliance. As a member of the Moot Court team, she competed in five competitions during her 2L year, including winning the Overall Champion title in the 57th Annual David E. Snodgrass Moot Court Competition and multiple National Finalist titles in national competitions around the country. This past summer, Justine worked at Sidley Austin LLP.

Rachel Choi

Co-Chair, Class of 2023

Rachel is a 3L from Hercules, California and graduated from UC Davis. As a 2L, Rachel competed in the Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition and the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. This past summer, they worked at Husch Blackwell with the Mass Tort and Product Liability group, focusing mainly on asbestos litigation. They are still exploring their options for what they want to do after graduation.


opportunities to lead our team

Moot Court Board

Upon successful completion of Appellate Advocacy and their competition, second and third-year students who enjoyed their Moot Court experience and wish to contribute to the program may join the Moot Court Board, the body of students responsible for leading the Moot Court Team.

Moot Court Board member duties include:

Student Coach

Provide personal assistance to a competition team as they prepare for competition

Teaching Assistants

Work alongside adjunct faculty members as teaching assistants in the LRW 1, LRW 2, and Appellate Advocacy Courses

Office hours

Host office hours to assist LRW and Appellate Advocacy students with their written and oral advocacy skills

Develop our programs

Assist the faculty and staff of the LRW and Moot Court Department with projects and initiatives


The Moot Court Board 2021-2022

Represent Hastings Moot Court 

Members of the 2014 Moot Court Board meet with the Solicitor General of the United States, Don Verrilli