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Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC)

AAJ’s Student Trial Advocacy Competition is an annual nationwide mock trial competition.

2021 Competition Details

2021 Competition Update

As the health and safety of students, volunteers, and judges is our top priority, the 2021 competition will be virtual

Regional Competitions will take place March 4-7, 2021

National Finals will be held April 15-18, 2021

2019 STAC Champion team from Campbell University

2019 STAC Champions

Campbell University School of Law Raleigh, NC

Congratulations to the 2019 STAC Champions, Lydia C. Stoney, Ethan W. Carpenter, Kevin L. Littlejohn, and Anna Claire Turpin. Campbell University School of Law won the Raleigh Regional and went on to defeat University of Akron in the National Finals, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thank you to all the students, judges, and volunteers who made the 2019 STAC a success.


Past Winners

  • 2018 - UC Hastings
  • 2017 - Wake Forest
  • 2016 - Drexel
  • 2015 - Stetson 
  • 2014 – University of Akron
  • 2013 – University of Notre Dame
  • 2012 – Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • 2011 – Duquesne University
  • 2010 – University of Wisconsin
  • 2009 – Stetson University
Law Student Membership

Law student are invited to join AAJ. In addition to being eligible to compete in STAC, law students receive online access to Trial Magazine and AAJ News Brief, are listed in AAJ member directory, and can apply for writing, speaking, and leadership opportunities.

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Judges Needed!

Support the Student Trial Advocacy Competition and volunteer to serve as a judge or juror. More than a thousand AAJ members and other lawyers volunteer each year. It is a fun and easy way to support future trial lawyers. Sign-up and be alerted with judge recruitment begins.

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