AAJ Mock Trial
Congratulations to the members of the 2014-2015 teams
, who finished first and second in the Omaha regional competition. The Drake teams finished with a combined 9-1 record, with the sole loss resulting from one Drake team defeating the other in the regional final. The White Team will represent Drake in the National Finals held in Pittsburgh in April.
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 seven years, Drake has won the regional title three 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.