The UF chapter of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Pre-Law Fraternity recently won multiple awards at the PAD Pre-Law Conference, Mock Trial Competition, and Law School Expo. The competition was held in the Washington D.C. area, where UF students went up against PAD pre-law students from around the country.
UF’s PAD teams won both first and third place in the Mock Trial competition. The group also took home several other awards, highlighting the incredible achievements of students both individually and working as a team.
- Elizabeth Bishop for Best Attorney
- Abigail Ladwig-Conway, Chiara Phillips, Alessandra Gazzo and Megan Simmen in first place
- Elizabeth Bishop, Macarena Bazan, Alexandra Gomez and Roselyn Castillo in third place
The group also took home five of the conference’s six awards, only missing out on “Best New Chapter,” for which they were ineligible. These awards include:
- Top Pre-Law Recruitment Program Award
- Outstanding Pre-Law Recruitment Program Award
- Outstanding Pre-Law Professional Program Award
- Outstanding Pre-Law Community Service Award
- Outstanding Pre-Law Chapter Award
2019 marks ten consecutive years of victories for the fraternity’s UF chapter. The teams are student-coached, with Suresh Boodram as coach for both winning Mock Trial teams. It is Bishop’s second year winning Best Attorney.
“As a student-run organization, having our hard work recognized at the national level is such an honor and encourages us to work even harder so we can continue this legacy of the University of Florida Chapter in the years to come,” PAD President Samantha Masters said.