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STAC Participant Registration

Welcome to AAJ's Student Trial Advocacy Competition!

Student participants must register by February 1, 2023.

To finalize your student registration for AAJ’s 2023 Student Trial Advocacy Competition, you need to complete three steps:

  1. Join AAJ as a Law Student Member
  2. Register for the free STAC event
  3. Fill out survey to specify school and team number (survey link will be emailed to you after you register for the event)

Only students competing in AAJ's student mock trial competition should register through this process. 

  • Coaches: If you are coaching a STAC team, do not follow this process. Coaches should fill out this link to register.
  • Alternates/Waitlisted Teams: Please do not register at this time. If a substitution is necessary, registration will be processed then. If a waitlisted team is given a slot in the competition, the students' registration will be processed then.

For assistance logging into your account, joining as a Law Student Member, registering for the event, or anything else, please contact AAJ Membership at 202-965-3500, ext. 8611 or at membership@justice.org.

Step 1: Join AAJ as a Law Student Member

If you are a new STAC participant, you will need to Join AAJ and create an account. Law Student Membership costs $15 for one year. Once you have completed your application, proceed to Step 2. 

If you have participated in a previous STAC event, you should have a user account already and can skip to Step 2. As a reminder, coaches, alternates, school admins, or other contacts should not be using this process.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • Account Already Exists: You may have previously set up an account, but not joined AAJ. If an account exists, click on Login in the upper right corner of AAJ's homepage. Once you have logged in, go to the My Membership tab in your account dashboard and click Join AAJ.
  • Billing Address: If you have a different billing address and are having trouble updating it, try processing payment without changing the billing address.

Step 2: Register for the free STAC event

Log in to the AAJ's website with your AAJ username (or email address) and password and visit the 2023 STAC event page. If you do not know your password, click here to reset it. From the event page, click the yellow Add to Cart button and complete the checkout process.


After you complete the checkout process, you will receive a thank you page with your invoice number.  Please note, your registration is NOT complete. You will receive an email with a link to the participant survey in step 3.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • Forgot Password: If you do not know your password, you can reset it here.
  • "There was network error while adding event to the cart" Error: If you are not a Law Student member of AAJ when you try to register for the event, you will get this error.
    • If you completed the join process in Step 1, you may need to clear your web browser cache. Close your browser, come back to the event page, and log in again.
    • If you have not yet joined AAJ as a Law Student member, complete Step 1. 
    • If you participated in STAC last year, please confirm your one year membership is still in good standing on the My Membership tab of your dashboard. If you need to renew there will be a yellow join now button visible. Renew your membership if it has expired.
  • Billing Address: If you have a different billing address and are having trouble updating it, try processing payment without changing the billing address.

Step 3: Fill out survey to specify school and team number

Once you’ve become a member and registered for the STAC event, you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided when you set up your account. The confirmation email includes a survey link.  Your registration is not final until you complete the survey.

Fill the survey out to specify which law school you attend and on which team you will be competing. If your school only has one team in 2023 STAC, select Team 1.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • You did not get a confirmation email: The message will go to the email AAJ has on file for your account. Please check your spam filter to see if the message was caught.  If you are still not able to locate the message, please contact AAJ's membership department at membership@justice.org.
  • Your law school is not listed: Your law school must have registered for 2023 STAC. Only teams from registered schools can compete. Confirm your law school registered for the 2023 competition. Please contact AAJ at STAC@justice.org with any questions.

For further assistance with this process, please direct all phone calls and email inquiries to the AAJ Membership Department at 800.424.2727 or 202.965.3500 ext. 8611, or via email at membership@justice.org.

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