Arielle M. Stephenson

Arielle Stephenson

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.

Arielle earned her Bachelor of Science majoring in Business Economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  She also was the editor-in-chief of The Public Contract Law Journal.