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

Daniel Young
Hometown:Virginia Beach, VA

Daniel is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was a competing member of the program from 2003 until 2007, and was a member of the teams that won back-to-back national championships. As a competitor, Daniel won 12 outstanding attorney awards, including three consecutive All American attorney awards at the National Championship Tournament. Daniel served as a team captain for two years, as program Treasurer during 2005-06, and as program President during 2006-07. He also (along with Ben Sachs) created the website you are currently looking at. Following his graduation from college, Daniel served as an Assistant Coach during 2007-08 and completed a joint JD/MPP from Yale Law School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He also served as one of the judges of the 2015 National Championship Trial. He is currently a federal prosecutor in Northern Virginia.

View Daniel's career individual awards by clicking here.