Nationals - In person
2024 Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Each year, AAJ hosts the Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC), showcasing top future trial lawyers. This tournament is one of the premier trial advocacy competitions in the country. Regional tournaments are held across the country, and the two winners of each region then compete in the National Finals. The winning team members are awarded a scholarship and invited to join AAJ at its annual convention in July.
The 2024 regional tournaments will be held virtually March 7-10. The National Finals will take place in person April 4-7 in Chicago, IL.
As a reminder, student team members must be AAJ law student members by January 19, 2024 in order to register for and participate in STAC 2024. You can join AAJ online. Detailed instructions for how to register are available here.
If you are an AAJ member or other attorney and are interested in volunteering to judge during STAC 2024, details are available here.
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 are now open.EXPLORE SCHOLARSHIPS HERE
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.Contact Us