Trial Advocacy Team Competition

Chicago-Kent has earned a national reputation for having one of the top Trial Advocacy Programs in the country. A large part of this recognition is due to the successful history of its trial advocacy teams.

Trial team members demonstrate their trial advocacy skills in local, regional and national mock trial competitions. Chicago-Kent trial advocacy teams have participated in numerous competitions, including the ABA National Trial Competition, National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Student Trial Advocacy Competition, National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational, and National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition. Check out the team record from the 2014–15 through the 2020-2021 academic years.

Chicago-Kent's record is admirable. But while the school has learned that winning is better than losing, it has successfully resisted a "win at any cost" approach. Chicago-Kent students always take the high road. When they falter, coaches lead them. Compromise with principle is not tolerated. As a result, our team members, virtually without exception, have left the law school well prepared—in knowledge, talent and character—to enter the profession.

Trial Advocacy Curriculum at Chicago-Kent
Trial Advocacy 1
Trial Advocacy 2
Trial Advocacy LLM
Intensive Trial Advocacy
Litigation Technology
Ethics and Advocacy
The Art of Evidence and Advocacy
IL Evidence
Criminal Litigation
 

Fall 2021 Competition Schedule

 
DREXEL BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS
September 24-26, 2021
Cole Gunter (Captain)
Lindsay Cardosi
Kristin Mariani
Jon Walz
 
 
ALL STAR BRACKET CHALLENGE
October 1-3, 2021
 Zoe Appler (Captain)
Emily Salomone
Razaul Haque
Rana Salem
 
 
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY'S KING OF THE HILL COMPETITION
October 7-10, 2021
 Shannon Cottrell
Hailee McKie
Luke Kula
Cody Marshall
 
 
SYRACUSE NATIONAL TRIAL COMPETITION
October 14-17, 2021
 Jumana Abdrehalam
Madison Wheeler
Glenn Johnston
Morgan Goldman
 
 
BUFFALO TRIAL COMPETITION
October 22-24, 2021
 Spencer Davidson (Captain)
Samantha McHugh
Gabriella Padilla-Abarca
Alexander Bennett
 
 
QUINNIPIAC CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPETITION
October 28-31, 2021
Nic Zito (Captain)
Siri Arends Graham
Sean Nevin
Isabelle Abbott 
 
 
NATIONAL CIVIL TRIAL COMPETITION
November 12-14, 2021
 Nicolas Gonzalez (Captain)
Annora Alfonso
Lorianna Anderson
Cole Gunter
 
 
SYRACUSE NATIONAL TRIAL LEAGUE
August 31 - November 9, 2021
Sandra Khouri
Jennifer Dickey
Jenny Jung
Clare Bullington
Catherine Arnpriester