Kelsey Stapler is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated summa cum laude from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Public Policy in 2008. At PHC, she competed in moot court for three years, reaching the national ACMA Tournament twice and advancing to the Elite Eight in her final year. As a junior, her team also reached the semi-finals of the Western Regional Qualifying Tournament held at CSULB. Ms. Stapler graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2011, earning Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. While at Pepperdine, Ms. Stapler competed in both moot court and mock trial and was an associate editor of the law review. Ms. Stapler won the 2010 Western Regional National Law School Moot Court Competition and Pepperdine’s 2009 Armand Arabian Moot Court Tournament. In addition to these experiences, Ms. Stapler has externed for a federal appellate judge and worked in the Office of the Ventura County District Attorney. She is currently an associate in the litigation department of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld. Ms. Stapler has served as a Justice at several Western Regional Tournaments and as a Justice at the ACMA National Tournament. She has been an assistant coach for CSULB since 2008. Ms. Stapler loves working with CSULB mooters and looks forward to continuing her involvement in the years ahead.