AAJ Sponsored Student Trial Advocacy Competition to Hold Nation’s Premier Mock Trial Competition
Washington, DC— The Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC), sponsored by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), will hold its annual nationwide mock trial competition from March 19-22, 2015. For over 30 years, law students have participated in STAC because it is an exceptional opportunity for them to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench.
AAJ sponsors STAC to inspire excellence in trial advocacy through training and education for both law students and practicing attorneys. STAC is open to law schools nationwide. Last year’s winner was the University of Akron.
“For decades, STAC has fostered some of the brightest young legal minds,” said AAJ President, Lisa Blue. “AAJ is proud to sponsor STAC and to work with attorneys throughout the country to make this competition a success.”
The 14 regional competitions will be held in Atlanta, Ga.; Boston, Mass.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Houston, Texas; Louisville, Ky.; New York, N.Y.; Omaha, Neb.; Raleigh, N.C.; Santa Monica, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; and Washington, D.C. The top team from each region will advance to the national finals in Pittsburgh, Pa. from April 16-19, 2015.
AAJ is seeking help from the legal community in judging STAC. This annual competition relies on attorneys and legal community experts to donate time and expertise. Attorneys interested in serving as a judge for STAC, may sign up directly online here, or email STAC@justice.org.
The American Association for Justice works to preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations. Visit http://www.justice.org.