Aaron Parnas

Aaron Parnas

JD, 2020


Cohen and Cohen Mock Trial Award

The Cohen and Cohen Mock Trial Award is given to the members of the winning team of the Cohen & Cohen Mock Trial Competition, which is our premier, upper-level, in-house trial competition. The law firm of Cohen & Cohen – known for its excellent trial work – graciously sponsors this competition and the award. Students participate in teams of two, with each student focused on one opening or closing statement as well as one direct and one cross examination. They also submit pre-trial motions. The finals are held in front of – and winners decided by – a sitting trial judge. The winners being celebrated this year, Aaron Parnas & Arielle Stephenson, earned their victory in 2018.  Both Aaron and Arielle will receive a monetary award and an engraved plaque.

Graduation Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy

The Graduation Award recognizes excellence in oral advocacy and is presented to the Juris Doctor student who performs strongly in  Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy courses and who demonstrates a mastery of advocacy skills. Aaron Parnas, one of the two winners in 2020, will be awarded an engraved gavel and a Dean’s Certificate of Achievement. 

Aaron graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice. He was the managing editor for The George Washington University International Law. Aaron will be joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP in the fall as a litigation associate. 

With Gratitude

Without the constant support of my family I would not have gotten to where I am today. Thank you to my dad, mom, brothers, and sister for their constant support throughout this process. No matter what happens, I am thankful to know that I have such an amazing support system. Also, I want to thank my friends who have kept me sane during law school. Many of you have not just been friends to me, but have also become my family away from home. Lastly, thank you to all of the professors and mentors for helping me each step along the way. The transition process from high school to law school was far from easy, but I could not have done it without your help.

Favorite Quote

"Kill them with success, Bury them with a smile"

Harvey Specter