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Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC)

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

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2021 STAC Champions

University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

Congratulations to the 2021 STAC Champions, Enrico Trevisani, Jack Eyers, Emily Owen, and Eric "Rocky" Maas. UCLA Law won the Pacific 2 Regional and went on to defeat Pace University in the National Finals, held virtually April 15-18. Thank you to all the students, judges, and volunteers who made the 2021 STAC a success.


Past Winners

  • 2019 - Campbell University School of Law
  • 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

2022 Competition Update

The 2022 competition will be virtual.

The Regional Tournaments will be held March 10-13, 2022.

The National Finals will be held April 8-10, 2022.

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Law Student Scholarships

AAJ has four scholarships available for qualified law students: Richard D. Hailey Scholarship ($5,000), Trial Advocacy Scholarship ($3,000), Leesfield/AAJ Scholarship ($2,500), and Mike Eidson Scholarship ($5,000). Scholarship applications will open in February.

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Law School Chapters

AAJ Law School Chapters provide students with resources and opportunities to network and engage with AAJ members. Chapters invite local trial lawyers to speak about their practice areas, practical skills, and cases they have litigated. Students can network with member firms and participate in mentoring programs.

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