Mr. Gonzalez is the Director of the Championship Camps. He previously directed the Mock Trial camp at UTD's Mean Green Comet Debate Camp from 2016-2018. Prior to that, he worked at various debate camps in Texas for 15 years.
He is currently the mock trial coach at the Law Magnet in Dallas. He began coaching the team in 2014. His teams have qualified to the state tournament each of the last five years. In 2018 the team finished 3rd in the Texas State Bar competition. The team has won back-to-back Dallas City Championships. In 2019, the team finished 2nd at National Judicial Competition. Students from that team won Best Attorney and Best Witness at the national tournament.
He earned a B.A. in both Economics and History from Southern Methodist University. He studied law at The University of Texas School of Law. He holds a Masters in Education Administration from UNT and a Masters in Theological Studies from Ave Maria University.
Mr. Seale is the Moot Court coach at the Law Magnet. In just his second year coaching the team, his students have won the Texas state championship and qualified to nationals.
He previously coached the mock trial team at Creekview High School. There, his teams won the Texas state bar championship in 2015, 2017 and 2018. In 2017 he coached a team to 5th place at nationals. In 2018 one of the students he coached was voted the top advocate at the nation championships.
Mr. Seale has previously taught mock trial skills at the Greenhill School summer camps and the UTD Mean Green Comet Debate Camp.
Mr. Seale attended The University of Texas School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Emory University.
Mr. Seale is returning for his second year with Championship.
Ms. Rojas is a well-regarded high school educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. She has also spent over 10 years working for the Brewer Foundation where she has organized and supervised students attending the Future Leaders Program summer camp.
Prior to entering education, Ms. Rojas worked for the Baker & Botts law firm. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington where she majored in criminology.
Ms. Rojas is returning for her second year at Championship.
Josie is responsible for the coordination of the lunch catering at the law school and assisting Ms. Rojas with management of the breakfast and dinner meals at the hotel.
Josie attends the University of Oklahoma where she majors in Social Work. Prior to attending OU, she competed on the Law Magnet mock trial team for 3 years. During that time she qualified to state in Youth & Government tournament and the State Bar Association tournaments.
Josie is returning for her second year as part of the Championship staff.
Marquis will split his duties between assisting Ms. Rojas with administrative duties and helping lab leaders with stop-n-go's, skills drills and evening tutorials.
Marquis will be attending Southern Methodist University in the fall where he intends to major in International Studies. He will also be a member of their mock trial team.
While in high school, Marquis' accomplishments include a 2nd Place finish at the National Judicial Competition (Y&G) where he also won the Best Attorney award. He has led his team to back-to-back Dallas city championships. He has qualified to the State Bar State Championship each of his three years.
Marquis is joining the Championship staff this year.