College of Law

CourtCall Award Recipients Brandy Brown and Jessica Worley Recognized for Exceptional Skill in Advocacy

May 30, 2019

Brandy Brown '19 and Jessica Worley '19 are recipients of this year's CourtCall Award. The national award is presented to third-year law students who demonstrate skill in moot court, mock trial, or trial advocacy programs. 

Only two CourtCall Award recipients are selected each year by Toledo Law faculty advisors. Award criteria include the quality of performance at team competitions, level of engagement in preparation for competition, and demonstrated dedication to and investment in the team.

In 2017, Brandy and Jessica argued against each other in the final round of the Charles W. Fornoff Appellate Advocacy Competition on an issue that was later decided by the Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc.

Brandy is a two-time competitor for Moot Court—once on the Products Liability Team and once on the Labor & Employment Team. She was a Fornoff Competition finalist, and also served as a student coordinator for the competition the following year. "Brandy excelled in each of these roles, and she was an essential part of the Moot Court program’s success," said Professor Bryan Lammon, faculty coordinator of the Moot Court program.

Jessica was a member of Moot Court's Criminal Law team that won the Best Respondent Brief award at the 2018 Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Moot Court Competition in New York. She also won the Best Witness and Best Attorney awards in the state-wide Ohio Attorney General (OAG) mock trial competition that same year. "Jessica is an outstanding member of the OAG Mock Trial Team," said Professor Shelley Cavalieri, faculty coordinator of the Mock Trial program. "She provided focused leadership and seriousness of purpose to the team." 

Established in 1995, CourtCall is the industry leader for conducting remote court appearances throughout the United States, Canada and Worldwide. The annual student award program was created to recognize exceptional third-year students at American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools.

Last Updated: 7/3/19