Welcome to the Members Section

Here you'll find information about the people who make up Virginia Mock Trial, including current competitors, coaches and advisors, and program alumni. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the school year each fall. If you're interested in becoming a member of our program, please visit the Join page.

Executive Board


Liam Fineman

Executive Vice-President

Deniz Tunceli

Vice-President of Administration

Raahema Durrani


Dan Peale

Tournament Director

Sabrina Grandhi

Amanda Swanson
Hometown:Knoxville, Tennessee
Occupation:Legal Assistant

Amanda is from Knoxville, Tennessee. She enjoys being from Knoxville, because it makes her think that Peyton Manning, Pat Summitt, and Dolly Parton would all take her side if a fight broke out. She was a member of the program from 2010-2014, including four years in which the program finished in the top ten at Nationals. As a competitor, Amanda won eighteen attorney awards, more than anyone else in program history. She served as a team captain during her second, third, and fourth years, the program's Tournament Director during her second year, the program’s President during her third year, and as the program's Executive Vice President during her fourth year. Amanda is currently a 2L at UVa Law.

View Amanda's career individual awards by clicking here.