The Boalt Trial Advocate
San Diego Defense Lawyers
This is an all-California competition, hosted by the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, and focuses principally on civil cases.
The National Trial Competition was established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students' advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar. The program is designed to expose law students to the nature of trial practice and to serve as a supplement to their education. It is the Texas Young Lawyers Association's intent to provide a meaningful contribution to the development of future trial lawyers.
AAJ seeks to inspire excellence in trial advocacy through training and education for both law students and practicing attorneys. The association accomplishes this goal in part by sponsoring the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition -- an annual nationwide mock trial competition. The competition is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench.
San Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial CompetitionThe San Diego Defense Lawyers organization focuses on general civil litigation and puts on a Mock Trial competition each year for California law students. Berkeley has established a strong presence at the SDDL tournament--Boalt teams took first prize at SDDL in 2009 and 2010.
SAN FRANCISCO TRIAL LAWYERS' ASSOCIATION MOCK TRIAL COMPETITIONEach year, SFTLA holds its annual Trial Competition in San Francisco. The competition focuses broadly on tort claims and seeks to educate law students on the nature of personal injury litigation. Berkeley has long competed in the SFTLA tournament and took third place in 2010.
GEORGETOWN WHITE COLLAR CRIME INVITATIONALGeorgetown Law Center's Barristers' Council has held its White Collar Crime Mock Trial competition for over a decade. Boalt received an invitation to compete and will attend the tournament for the first time in 2011.