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

Benjamin Sachs
Hometown:Virginia Beach, VA

Ben is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was a competing member from the program from 2002 until 2006, and was a member of the team that won the program's first of two consecutive national championships in 2006. Ben won two witness awards as a competitor. He also served as program Secretary and (along with Daniel Young) created the website that you are currently looking at. Following his graduation, Ben also served as an Assistant Coach of the program from 2006 until 2008, including the year in which the program won its second consecutive national championship. After law school, Ben clerked for Judge T.S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and now lives and works in Washington, DC.

View Benjamin's career individual awards by clicking here.