National Trial Team

About the National Trial Team

Temple’s National Trial Team generally consists of 16 to 18 students, 2L or above. Team members are chosen through a competitive selection process. Membership brings academic credit. Team members enroll in two Advanced Trial Advocacy Courses: Pre-Trial Motions Practice and Evidence Strategies. In their first year of membership, students earn four credits. In their second year on the team, students earn three credits. Team members compete in at least two regional or national competitions per year – one fall and one spring.

Auditions

Recent Successes

Year Competition Achievements Story
2020 National Online Opening Statement Competition Chelsey Dawson, Top Ten finish Read Story
2020 National Trial Competition, Region III Championship Winners, Finalists, Best Advocate Awards Read Story
2019 Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition Winners Read Story
2019 National Trial Competition, Region III Championship Finalists Read Story
2019 Syracuse National Trial Competition Semi-finalists Story coming soon
2019 National Civil Trial Competition Semi-finalists Read Story
2018 Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Competition, Fordham Winners Read Story
2018 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition, Buffalo Semi-finalists Read Story
2018 Capitol City Challenge Competition Finalists and Winners of the Professionalism Award Read Story
2018 National Civil Trial Competition Semi-finalists Read Story
2018 American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition Regional Semi-finalists Read Story
2018 National Trial Competition, Region III Championship Winner Read Story
2017 National Civil Trial Competition Semi-finalists Read Story
2017 National Criminal Justice Trial Competition Quarter-finalists Read Story
2017 Capitol City Challenge Semi-finalists Read Story
2017 National Trial Competition, Region III Championship Winner Read Story
2016 National Criminal Justice Trial Competition Winner Read Story
2016 National Trial Competition, Region III Championship Winner Read Story
2016 National Trial Competition, Region III Championship Joel Michel receives Edward Ohlbaum Best Advocate Award Read Story

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