2013-2014 Moot Court Boards
Staton Intramural Competition Board
Jay Riggs, Assistant Chief Justice of the Staton Intramural Competition
Jay received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University-Bloomington. Subsequently, he received a Master of Arts in Political Science from Ball State University and a Certificate in Labor Studies from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Jay has also worked on several political campaigns and as a union organizer for the Service Employees International Union and the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 700. In 2012, he was honored to be named to the Staton Competition’s Order of the Barristers and competed in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition the following spring.
In addition to his Moot Court experience, Jay serves as the Student Representative for the Indiana State Bar Association’s Employment and Labor Council and serves as a Precinct Committeeperson for the Marion County Democratic Party. During law school, he has worked as a law clerk at Cohen, Garelick, and Glazier, P.C. and Keller & Keller, LLC and is serving as a legal extern for the National Labor Relations Board, Region 25 during the summer of 2013. Jay also enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his three sons, Maxwell, James, and William.
Sam Dayton, Associate Justice of Information Technology
Sam graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, mathematics, and economics with a certificate in management and the Hutton Honors College General Honors Notation. While at Indiana University, Sam participated in the IU Marching Hundred and served the student community as a Resident Assistant for three years.
Sam is honored to have been named to the Order of the Barristers after competing in the 2012 Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition. Sam is also the Executive Managing Editor of Indiana Health Law Review, Volume XI, and he has served the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law community by tutoring first-year students in legal writing and constitutional law through the Dean’s Tutorial Society. Additionally, Sam is enrolled in the Appellate Clinic for the Fall 2013 semester and his student note, Rethinking Health App Regulation: The Case for Centralized FDA Voluntary Certification of Unregulated Non-Device Mobile Health Apps, was selected for publication in Volume XI of the Indiana Health Law Review.
Outside of the classroom, Sam has interned with the following: the Honorable Tanya Walton Pratt, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; the Honorable Patrick L. McCarty, Marion County Superior Court; the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, Licensing Enforcement & Homeowner Protection Unit; and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, D Felony Division. As of the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester, Sam has accumulated around 800 hours of pro bono service.
Kathleen Kelly, Associate Justice of Scorekeeping
Katie is graduated from Butler University in 2011 with a degree in Arts Administration and minor in Dance. During her time at Butler she performed with the Butler Ballet, was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and was involved with the Butler University Panhellenic Association.
Katie began law school at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA. There she was a first year member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and was named a Top 16 Plaintiff's Advocate in the First Year Student Oral Argument Competition. Katie participated in the 2012 Honorable Robert H. Staton Competition and was selected to represent the school at the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Competition hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Outside of law school, Katie enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Mark Wiley, Associate Justice of Scorekeeping
Mark is from Huntington, Indiana, and graduated from Huntington North High School in 2007. Mark then went on to Huntington University and graduated magna cum laude in 2011 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Economics and Business Management. While at Huntington University, Mark had internships with the Huntington County Prosecutor's Office and with a sports and entertainment insurance company. Mark also worked as an economics tutor, campus tour guide, and basketball statistician at Huntington University.
While in law school, Mark has worked as a legal intern for two summers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Office of Assistant Chief Counsel in Indianapolis. He currently works there part time while taking classes. Mark participated in the 2012 Staton Intramural Competition and made the Order of the Barristers. Mark and his partner also went on to finish runner-up in the knock-out stages for the Barristers. Mark is a member of the Dean's Tutorial Society Executive Board and has participated in the Christian Legal Society men's bible study while at McKinney School of Law.
Hannah Belleau, Associate Night Justice
Hannah graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. During her undergraduate career she served on the Dean’s Student Advisory Council, participated on the American Model United Nations debate team, mentored twenty-three Iraqi students participating in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, and studied abroad for a year in Japan at Tsukuba University.
In law school, Hannah spent her first summer interning for Lockyear &Kornblum, and she was selected as a Barrister in 2012. Currently, she clerks at the Office of the Attorney General in the Consumer Litigation division. In the spring of 2014 Hannah will represent Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in New York.
In her spare time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family (happily), singing and dancing (poorly), reading (greedily), caring for cats Hiro and Pippa and fish Fitzgerald and Zelda (excellently), and listening to National Public Radio (obsessively).
Jessica Dugdale, Associate Night Justice
Jessica Dugdale was raised in Carmel, Indiana and graduated from Park Tudor High School in 2007. Jessica attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana where she graduated cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English.
While in law school, Jessica has participated in student organizations including the Women’s Caucus and Phi Delta Phi, the international legal fraternity. As the 2012-2013 Women’s Caucus Auction Co-Chair, Jessica orchestrated the 36thAnnual Women’s Caucus Auction, benefitting Hoosier Burn Camp. During her first and second summers, Jessica worked as a summer associate at Taft, Stettinius, &Hollister, LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jessica participated in the 2012 Robert H. Staton Intramural Competition where she made Order of the Barristers. Today, she serves as an Associate Night Justice on the Moot Court Board.
Currently, Jessica is the Executive Business Editor for the Indiana Health Law Review. Her student note will be published in volume XI of the Indiana Health Law Review this spring. She is also a Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and is a Civil Rights Clinic participant.
Drake Land, Associate Night Justice
Drake graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education: Social Studies. While at Ball State, Drake was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and multiple student organizations. In 2006 he was a member of the homecoming court.
Following undergrad, Drake began the Indiana Voices program creating free audio books for the blind and physically handicapped. While in law school Drake continues to serve as state director of Indiana Voices. Drake was named to Order of the Barristers in the fall of 2012, and the following spring he competed in the AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition in Chicago.
Outside of law school, Drake is a husband and proud father of one son, Jackson (2).
Amanda Miller, Associate Night Justice
Amanda graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in History and International Studies. While in law school, Amanda had the opportunity to study at the Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing. She later worked as a legal intern for DHH- Deheng Law Firm at the firm’s Beijing location. Amanda participated in the 2012 Robert H. Staton Moot Court Competition, where she achieved Barrister’s status. Amanda also participated in the 2012 Jessup Moot Court Competition.
During her second year, Amanda worked as a law clerk intern for Judge Welch at Marion County Superior Court. Additionally, Amanda continues to serve as a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee, and is actively involved with the Professionalism Association on campus. Amanda is pursuing the International Law concentration and will graduate in May 2014.
Outside of school Amanda volunteers teaching English as a second language with Exodus Refugee. She enjoys reading, and spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and two dogs- Nora and Molly.
Alyssa Taylor, Associate Night Justice
Alyssa received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she double majored in Psychology and Political Science. While working towards her degree, Alyssa also served as Co-Founder and Treasurer of the Indiana Ecuador Project for Sustainable Development, a student organization that worked with a small Ecuadorian village to achieve development goals. Alyssa also spent her final semester of college participating in the Washington Leadership Program. During that semester she interned with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Thus far in Alyssa's law school career, she advanced to the final round of arguments in the 2012-2013 Stanton Moot Court Competition. In the Spring of 2013, Alyssa also served as Co-Chair of the Women's Caucus Auction. The Auction raised almost $9,000.00 for Hoosier Burn Camp and won Best Service Project of the Year at the law school. In addition, Alyssa is on the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review. Alyssa will serve on the law review executive board during the upcoming academic year. Alyssa has served as a legal intern with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and more recently, has served as a summer associate at Kreig DeVault.
Graham Youngs, Associate Night Justice
Graham is from Zionsville, Indiana. He attended Wabash Collge where he graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in philosophy and minors in political science and spanish.
After his first year of law school he worked as a research assistant for Professor Hill. During his second year of law school he participated in the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review where his note, "Piracy in Somalia: A Legal Analysis Concerning the Prosecution of Pirate Negotiators Under the Current U.S. and International Framework," was selected for publication in Vol. 24 of the Journal. He was inducted into the Order of the Barrister's after his performance in the 2012 moot court competition. Graham currently works at the Hendricks County Prosecutor's Office as a certified legal intern. He also serves as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Matthew Kincaid.