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Five members of the TAHP 2022-23 Board dressed in business professional wear

September 20, 2022

Introducing our 2022-23 Trial Advocacy Honors Program Board!

We are excited to introduce the 2022-23 Trial Advocacy Honors Program (TAHP) Board of Governors! These are the student leaders who will continue Southwestern's legacy of trailblazing trial attorneys. 

TAHP was created in 1994 by Professors Joseph Esposito '89 and Bill Seki '88 for students who are interested in developing the important litigation skills and valuable confidence necessary to excel in trial advocacy. Through TAHP,  advocates learn to express their creativity in a simulated trial atmosphere, presenting arguments with composure and poise while mastering the rules of evidence.

Kari Cruz Van Sinden - Chair of the Board

Kari Van Sinden headshot

  • Year: 3L Part-Time Evening 
  • Future Aspirations: ABOTA Member and Judge 
  • Activities: TAHP, Law Review, and Dean's Fellow
  • Go To Karaoke Song: Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani 
  • Favorite Legal Movie/Show: The Wire





Taylor Kruse - Competitions Chair

Taylor Kruse headshot

  • Year: 3L Traditional Day
  • Future Aspirations: Civil Litigation Attorney
  • Activities: Teaching Assistant for Evidence and Research Assistant for Professor Campbell
  • Go To Karaoke Song: I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At the Disco
  • Favorite Legal Movie/Show: Boston Legal




 Armando Sanchez - Academics Chair

Armando Sanchez headshot

  • Year: 3L Traditional Day
  • Future Aspirations: Deputy District Attorney 
  • Activities: TAHP, Peer Mentor, Criminal Law Society, Contracts Teaching Assistant, and Business Associations Teaching Assistant
  • Go To Karaoke Song: Buy U a Drank
  • Favorite Legal Movie/Show: Suits 




Haley Grace Clark - Communications Chair

Haley Grace Clark headshot

  • Year: SCALE II
  • Future Aspirations: On a beach somewhere, at peace.
  • Activities: TAHP, Entertainment Law Society, OUTlaw, and SCALE Peer Mentor
  • Go To Karaoke Song:  Dancing Queen- ABBA
  • Favorite Legal Movie/Show:  Legally Blonde




 Kaitlyn Fry - Alumni Relations Chair

Kaitlyn Fry headshot

  • Year: 3L Traditional Day
  • Future Aspirations: Civil Litigation Attorney
  • Activities: TAHP, TAHP, and more TAHP!
  • Go To Karaoke Song: It Wasn't Me - Shaggy
  • Favorite Legal Movie/Show: Better Call Saul