Leadership

Kevin Boyle with son

Head Coach

Kevin Boyle has close to three decades of courtroom experience as both an Army Judge Advocate and Special Assistant United States Attorney. He has tried cases on both the prosecution and defense side at the trial and appellate level. For several years he was responsible for training all DoD prosecutors around the world on trial techniques and strategies. He also helped supervise the Moot Court Program at The Judge Advocate Generals Legal Center and School located on the grounds of The University of Virginia. Upon his retirement in 2015 as a Colonel he assumed teaching duties in the School of Public Affairs at American University. He is also an assistant track/cross country coach at American University. He received his BA from St Johns University, JD from St. John’s University School of Law and LLM from The Judge Advocate Generals School.

Student Executive Board

Email the executive board at american.mocktrial@gmail.com.

Albert Fujii Albert Fujii is a senior in the School of International Service, pursuing a B.A. in International Studies and Minors in Archaeology and Arabic. He is passionate about the nexus between law and archaeology, and he hopes to continue researching international artifact repatriation and transnational crime in the MENA region. While he previously worked on Capitol Hill, he currently works in the nonprofit sector.

Before AUMT, Albert competed in his high school mock trial program for four years, a program that won the National Championship this year! In college, Albert loves to compete as both an attorney and witness, walking the line between dramatic characterizations and confident rationality.

Lulu QianLulu Qian is a senior at AU studying International Studies and Economics with a minor in Communications. She is especially interested in issues surrounding international migration and economic development. Last year, Lulu had an amazing experience studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea where she learned about international relations in East Asia, ate lots of great Korean food, and travelled around Korea and Japan. In the past, Lulu has interned with international nonprofits such as Church World Service’s Immigrant and Refugee Program and The Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Policy and Advocacy Program. Lulu is looking forward to recruiting the next generation of amazing mockers while serving as AUMT’s Vice President!

Abbe MurphyAbbe is a sophomore in the School of Public Affairs, pursuing a B.A in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government. She is a proud Chicagoan and will use any chance she gets to tell you that Coke is called pop, not soda. Over the past year, Abbe worked as a field organizer for former Obama staffer Will Jawando’s campaign for Montgomery County Council and as an intern at a plaintiff litigation firm in Chicago. She is extremely passionate about the legal rights of journalists and played a crucial role in passing legislation in Illinois that guaranteed protected speech rights for student journalists. In 2017, she was named the Illinois Journalist of the Year. As her second year on AUMT, Abbe is looking forward to serving the team as this year’s logistics coordinator.

Emily McDonnellEmily McDonnell is a sophomore in the School of Communications pursuing a degree in film. When not doing mock trial she can be found working on free-lance video projects for local musicians and groups. Hailing from a small town outside Ottawa, Canada, she did not even know what mock trial was until coming to university where she quickly fell in love with it. She looks forward to her second year on the team where she will serve as Events Coordinator, and put the “fun” in fundraisers.

Julianne KelleherJulianne Kelleher is a rising Sophomore in the School of Public Affairs, pursuing a B.A. in Political Science. During her Freshman year she had the opportunity to intern on the Hill for her Massachusetts representative. Both she and her representative are avid Boston sports fans, catch her frantically checking football scores between rounds! When she isn’t doing Mock Trial, interning, or school work, she’s normally working on off season logistics as the youngest program director at her beloved debate camp. This year she is excited to manage the team finances and work hard as tournament coordinator for our annual regional tournament!