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

Mostafa Abdelkarim
Hometown:Fairfax, VA

Mostafa Abdelkarim competed for Virginia Mock Trial from 2003 to 2007. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs in 2007, and from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2011.

At UVa, Mostafa competed both as an attorney and a witness, and was a competing member of the teams that won the national championship in 2006 and 2007. He served as a captain of the 2007 national championship team and won a total of five individual awards as a competitor, including back-to-back All-American witness awards in 2006 and 2007.

At Harvard Law School, Mostafa focused on international law. He competed for the law school's mock trial team as an attorney and won a national championship in 2010.

Mostafa is currently based in Dubai, where he practices at an international law firm and represents clients in a range of international disputes.

View Mostafa's career individual awards by clicking here.