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AAJ Mock Trial

American Association for Justice

New! Congratulations to the newly-selected members of the 2016-2017 teams

The AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition (formerly the ATLA Student Trial Advocacy Competition) is a national trial advocacy competition for law school students endowed by Baldwin & Baldwin, LLP. The AAJ mock trial competition comprises trials built around a fictitious fact scenario including pleadings, affidavits, exhibits, and other materials. Students perform opening and closing statements, direct and cross examinations, and portray witnesses. In each round, students present one side of a civil case. Students from a different institution present the opposing side. Judges and attorneys score student attorneys based on their ability to advocate. The team with the higher point tally is declared the winner of the round.

This year, more than 200 AAJ mock trial teams from law schools nationwide will compete in fourteen regional competitions, with the winner of each region advancing to the national finals. Over the last five years, Drake has won the regional title four times and overall has twice reached the final round of the national tournament.

For more information about the program, click here or use the links on the left.

Last Modified: 4/28/2016 1:22:00 PM by Kurt Van Thomme