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To a large extent the quality of the National Finals experience for students and teachers is based
upon the expertise and demeanor of the judges. Seventy-two judges will participate in the
competition on Saturday and Sunday and eighteen judges will participate on Monday.

Please review the resouces on this webpage. In addition, a packet will be available for
you with more information at the National Finals information desk in the lobby of the Mason Inn
on Friday evening and in the judges' orientation room on Saturday and Sunday.
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Judges' Resources

We the People High School Textbook
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Judges' Orientation Video



28th Annual We the People National Finals Judges:

Barry Anderson
Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, St Paul, MN

Michael Anderson
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wayne State College, NE

Frederick S. Ansell
Counsel, US Senate Judiciary Committee, Chevy Chase, MD

Jamie Austin*
University of Maine at Farmington, ME

Lee Belardo
President, Ohio State Bar Foundation, Columbus, OH

Fred Beuttler
Assistant Professor of History, Caroll University, Waukesha, WI

Laura Caldera Taylor
Attorney, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Portland, OR

Henry L. Chambers, Jr.
Professor of Law, University of Richmond, School of Law, Richmond, VA

Lance Collins
Attorney, Hawaii Institute for Philippine Studies, Wailuku, HI

Lynn W. Davis
State Court Judge, 4th District Court, Provo, UT

Kevin den Dulk
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

Carl J. Dermady, Jr.
Social Studies Consultant, Jefferson Parish Public Schools (Ret.), Westwego, LA

Stephanie Domitrovich
Judge, Sixth Judicial District of PA, Erie, PA

Lindsey Draper
Wisconsin Department of Justice, Wauwatosa, WI

Chuck Dunlap
Executive Director, Indiana Bar Foundation, Indianapolis, IN

Madeline E. Dunn
Curator of Education, Historian, National Register Coordinator – Department of State, Dover, DE

Lisa Eschleman
Executive Director, Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, Columbus, OH

Texie Evans
Assistant Counsel, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Joseph Fischer
State Representative, KY General Assembly, Fort Thomas, KY

Steve Frantzich
Professor, U S Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Jamie Gass,
Director, Center for School Reform, Pioneer Institute, Boston

Michael Gooch
Attorney, Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Omaha, NE

Stewart Harris
Professor of Law, Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, VA

William Hatcher
Superintendent (ret), Center for Civic Education Board of Directors, Calabasas, CA

Charles Hinderliter*
Manager Advocacy Outreach, St Louis Regional Chamber

Marcia Holland
Attorney, University of Montana Law School, Missoula, MT

Keith Howard
Professor of Law, Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC

David Hudson, Jr.
Professor, Nashville School of Law, Nashville, TN

Ron Keefover
Education-Information Officer, Kansas Supreme Court, Office of Judicial Administration (Ret.), Topeka, KS

Gorman Lee
Director of Social Studies K-12, Braintree Public Schools, Braintree, MA

Susan Leeson
Senior Judge, Oregon Supreme Court, Portland, OR

Andrew Levy
Attorney, Brown, Goldstein, and Levy LLP, Baltimore, MD

Erin Lewis*
Director of Outreach, iCivics, Washington, D.C.

Juan Lopez-Campillo
Board Member, The Florida Law Related Education Association, Tallahassee, FL

Donald Lundberg
President, Indiana Bar Foundation, Indianapolis, IN

Kurt Mabis*
Captain, United States Air Force, Alexandria, VA

Tandy McConnell
Professor of History, Columbia College, Columbia, SC

Reta McKannon
Attorney, Huntsville, AL

Lauri McNown
Senior Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Mariam Memarsadeghi*
Co-Founder/Co-Director, E-Collaborative for Civic Education, Bethesda, MD

Michael Miles
Jefferson County Treasurer, Huntsville, AL

Margaret Miller
Curriculum Specialist, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Charleston, WV

Timothy Moore
Deputy Director, Center for the Study of the American Constitution, Madison, WI

Marissa Moran
Professor, New York City College of Technology, New York, NY

Anil Mujumdar
Attorney, Zarzaur Mujumdar & Debrosse, Birmingham, AL

Robert Oster, Esq.
Attorney, Rhode Island Bar Association, Providence, RI

Diana Owen
Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Leonard Padilla
Administrative Law Judge, New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration, Albuquerque, NM

Thomas Parisi*
Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, Washington DC

John Pelander
Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court, Phoenix, AZ

Edward Philpot, Jr.
Attorney, Edward D. Philpot, Jr, PLLC, Laconia, NH

Patrick Queenan*
Assistant Attorney General, New Hampshire Department of Justice, Concord, NH

Ingrid Reed
Visiting Associate, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, Brunswick, NJ

James Rice
Legislative Assistant, Office of U S Senator Chuck Grassley

David Richmond
Educator, Center for Kern Political Education, Bakersfield, CA

Jeannette Robertson
Attorney, Robertson Law Firm, Little Rock, AR

Donald Rogers
Assistant Professor, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Robert Schadler
Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council, Washington DC

Daniel Schiess
Assistant United States Attorney, U S Department of Justice, Las Vegas, NV

Rachel Scott*
Administrator, Iowa College Student Aid Commission, Des Moines, IA

Michael Simon
Judge, United States District Court, District of Oregon, OR

Patricio Serna
Justice, New Mexico Supreme Court, Santa Fe, NM

Julie Silverbrook
Executive Director, The Constitutional Sources Project, Washington DC

Milward Simpson
Director, Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, Cheyenne, WY

Ronald Scott Smith
Attorney/Mediator (ret), WA

John Sponski
Director/Treasurer, The Montpelier Foundation, Montpelier Station, VA

Candida Steel
Judge, U.S. Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, Washington D.C.

Joseph Stewart, Jr.
Professor, Clemson University, SC

Karla Taylor-Welch
Supervising Attorney, Office of Public Advocacy, Palmer, AK

Thomas Tinder
Executive Director, West Virginia Bar Foundation, Charleston, WV

Grant Ullrich*
Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago Department of Law, Chicago, IL

Edward Volpe
Attorney, Denver, CO

Thomas Vontz
Professor of Education, Kansas State University, KS

Kristi Wallin

State Director, U S Senator John Barrasso, Cheyenne, WY

Devin Wiser*
Deputy Chief Counsel, House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, VA

Edwin Yohnka
Director of Communications and Public Policy, ACLU of Illinois, Chicago, IL