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National Trial Competitions
Penn State Law students have the opportunity to develop and hone their trial advocacy skills through faculty-directed participation in a variety of national, regional and intra-school mock trial competitions. The national and regional mock trial teams are selected based upon students’ overall performance in Trial Advocacy, a course offered during the fall semester, which culminates with intra-school mock trial competitions where students have the opportunity to conduct a mini-trial in either a civil or criminal case. The top advocates from the intra-school competition are invited to represent the Law School in a number of regional and national mock trial competitions that are held during the spring semester, including:
- National Trial Competition
- AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition
- NBLSA Constance Baker Mock Trial Competition
- Academy of Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition
Subject to faculty approval, a student enrolled in this program will receive 2 credits. These credits are governed by the Co-Curricular credit rules.