2012-13 Moot Court Board
Executive Board | Staton Competition Board | Professional Responsibility Board
Zac Karanovich, Chief Justice
Zac graduated from Marian College (now University) in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy. Prior to beginning law school, Zac taught high school theology, studied graduate-level theology, and worked as a youth minister and coordinator of religious education at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. In 2011, Zac was a winning team member of the Honorable Robert H. Staton Moot Court Competition. The following spring, he competed in the American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition-Seattle Regional where he was recognized as the seventh best overall advocate.
In addition to his Moot Court experience, Zac is a member of the Indiana Law Review, numerous student organizations, and continues to be involved at his parish in ministry and community service. In the summer of 2012, he was a legal intern in the Employee Relations Division of the Indiana State Personnel Department. Additionally, in preparation for his involvement in the Health and Human Rights Clinic, he researched workers' rights and the legal implications and response to wage theft.
Kevin Beltz, Assistant Chief Justice of the Staton Intramural Competition
Kevin is from Greenwood, IN and attended Center Grove High School growing up. Kevin went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing. While in undergrad, Kevin played on athletic scholarship for the Men’s Golf Team, was the Marketing Manager for The Deliverance Project, and worked for the Athletic Department, more specifically the Sports Information Department there at UIndy. Additionally, while in undergrad and immediately preceding law school, Kevin worked for the Indianapolis Colts in the Marketing Department/Ticket Office.
While in law school, Kevin achieved Barrister status in the 2011 Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition. Kevin was then selected to represent the law school at the 2012 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition with coach Emily Shrock and partners Leeann Pels and Sarah Bowers. His team went 3-1, earning the #4 seed in progressing to the knock-out rounds held in Seattle, WA. Kevin is also a member of Phi Delta Phi.
Kevin has spent his last two summers working in Indianapolis, first at Indiana Legal Services in 2011 and next at Simon Property Group, Inc., in 2012 for their Legal Development Department.
During his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing sports (particularly golf) and spending time with family and friends.
Hilary Taylor, Assistant Chief Justice of the Professional Responsibility Interscholastic Competition
Hilary graduated from Indiana University – Bloomington with a degree in Public Administration and a certificate in Business. While attending Indiana University, Hilary consistently made the Dean’s List and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Women’s Fraternity. During the summer of 2009, she interned for Governor Mitch Daniels working in the area of constituent services. After finishing her undergraduate, Hilary worked for ABATE Legal Services in Indianapolis and also received her private pilot license.
While in law school, Hilary participated in the 2011 Robert H. Staton Moot Court Competition, where she achieved Barrister’s status. Hilary is also a member of Phi Delta Phi. After her 1L year, Hilary completed an externship with Judge Kirsch at the Indiana Court of Appeals and is currently working as a law clerk at Christopher & Taylor Law Offices. Hilary also recently received her motorcycle endorsement.
Outside of law school, Hilary enjoys spending time with her husband, Travis, and their two Jack Russell Terriers, Clover and Jazz.
Brittany Kime, Assistant Chief Justice of Coaching/National Teams
Brittany is a 2010 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN, where she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as minors in Spanish and Public Relations, from the John Wesley Honors College. While attending Indiana Wesleyan, Brittany was on the Dean's List every semester, as well as served as a Student Government Vice President.
While in law school, Brittany participated in the 2011 Robert H. Stanton Intramural Moot Court Competition, where she made the Order of the Barristers. Brittany also volunteers with the IU Student Outreach Clinic, which provides legal services to underprivileged individuals. Brittany has worked at Simon Property Group and at Indiana University Health. Most recently, Brittany worked in the Legal Collections and Bankruptcy department at Simon Property Group, as well as as a Health Law Clerk at Taft, Stettinius, and Hollister. Brittany is a member of the Health Law concentration and will graduate in May 2012.
Jeffrey Meding, Assistant Chief Justice of Bylaws
Jeff graduated from Merrillville High School in Merrillville, Indiana in 2002. He attended Ball State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 2006 and a Master of Arts degree in Sports Performance in 2008. During graduate school, Jeff was a grad assistant for Ball State University Computing Services, as well as, a volunteer strength and conditioning coach for Ball State University Athletics. Before attending law school, Jeff was a bartender for two years at the Indianapolis Marriott North.
While in law school, Jeff participated in the 2011 Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition, where he made the Order of the Barristers. Jeff represented the law school at the 2012 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition with partners Jennifer Sturges and Zac Karanovich in Seattle, Washington. Most recently, Jeff worked as a pro bono legal intern with the J Matthews Legal Group in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Outside of law school, Jeff enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys working out and hopes to qualify for the 2013 CrossFit Games Regionals-Central East in Columbus, Ohio.