"My name is Gabriela Zamfir,
and I am one of the law student coaches for the Illinois Trial Team. I wanted to go to law school for
as long as I can remember, but I didn’t join the Mock World until
my 1L year. (I don’t even think my undergrad had a team!) I learned so much during my time on the 1L team; it was easily the best experience of my first year of law school, but I opted to go the clinic route for my 2L year instead of joining the upper-level trial team. When the current Trial Team coaches heard that, they suggested that I join their coaching staff
to stay involved in mock trial, and I jumped
at the chance. So far it has been an amazing
experience. I like to think I can relate the best to how overwhelming it can be to learn so much new information all at once since I went through it last year. I’m doing what I can to make it a great experience for our team, and I hope they
all take as much from the experience as I did!"