2013 STAC National Final Winner
Congratulations to the University of Notre Dame!
2013 STAC Regional WinnersThe winning team members are Sheila Prendergast, Michelle Pope, Brian Salvi, and Kristian Weir.
Atlanta: Georgia State University
Boston: Suffolk University
Chicago: Loyola University, Chicago
Cleveland: William Mitchell College of Law
Houston: University of Texas
Louisville: University of Notre Dame
Miami: Stetson University
New York: Syracuse University
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania
Raleigh: Campbell University
Santa Monica: Southwestern University
Seattle: University of California, Davis
St. Louis: Washington University, St. Louis
Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University
AAJ 2014 STAC Time Line (these dates are subject to change)
- September 13: Competition dates posted and school registration opens
- November 8: School Registration ends
- Mid-November: Fact Pattern posted
- Mid-November: Team assignments emailed and Team Roster form posted
- Mid-December: All inquiries and requests for Fact Pattern clarifications due via email
- Early January: Regional locations posted and placements will be emailed
- Mid-January: Responses to clarifications posted
- January 31: Team Roster forms due
Rules of the AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competiton
The competition is open to law schools nationwide. Each law school may enter up to two teams, each team consisting of four law students. PLEASE NOTE that your second team will not be officially registered until one team from each law school has entered the mock trial competition. Then the second team will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis until all the team slots are filled. Teams remaining after the competition is full will be put on a waiting list. If spots open up due to teams dropping out of the competition, those spots will be offered to the waitlisted teams on a first-come, first-served basis. If you register two teams and only one team is able to participate, you will receive a refund for the second team.
Each school may use its own method to select its trial team. However, for a student to be eligible, he or she must be enrolled for a J.D. degree and be a student member of AAJ. Students who graduate in December 2012 are eligible to participate only if the competition counts toward their credits for graduation and they will not be admitted to practice prior to March 2013.
Sixteen (16) teams are assigned to each of fourteen (14) regions. Only the top team from each region will advance to the National Finals.
AAJ's mock trial cases are always civil cases and tend to deal with products liability, personal injury, or medical malpractice/negligence issues. Teams will be judged on their skills in case preparation, opening statements, use of facts, the examination of lay and expert witnesses, and closing arguments. There will be no written exercise.
The winning team will receive complimentary airfare, hotel accommodations, and registration for the 2013 AAJ Annual Convention in San Francisco, July 20-July 24. In addition, each member of the winning team will receive a $2,000 Stanley Preiser Law Student Award for Trial Advocacy presented by the Melvin M. Belli Society.
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