AAJ Trial Intramural Competition
The 2011 Western New England University School of Law Trial Team will be holding try-outs for the 2012 Western New England University School of Law Trial Team. We separate into two competing teams that enter the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trial Competition. If you are interested in litigation and the trial process then come put your skills to the test and try out for the only competing trial team at Western New England University School of Law. There is no writing component to the competition. The try-outs and competition consist of mock jury trials, including opening statements, direct and cross examinations of witnesses and closing arguments.
We are looking for eight ambitious, talented and motivated individuals to form the two teams that will represent Western New England University School of Law at the 2012 competition. For more information on the competition itself please go to: http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/xchg/justice/hs.xsl/1734.htm
Coach: Tina Cafaro
Professor Cafaro is an Assistant District Attorney in the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office and is the supervising professor for the Criminal Law Clinic at Western New England University School of Law. She teaches at the New England Regional Building Trial Skills program. In addition, she lectures for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council teaching criminal law and procedure.
2011 AAJ Trial Team: Jennifer Cava, Chad Dauman, Lakota Denton, Brian Evans, Nancy Farrell, Laura Flowers, Matt Herman, Nick Horgan
To Qualify: Must be a full-time 2L or part-time 3L
Commitment: Two years – the first year you will assist the 2011 Team in preparing for the competition; the second year you will select the new members and compete in the 2012 competition
Course Credit: first year – you will receive 2 pass/fail credits; second year – as a competing member you will receive 3 pass/fail credits
Wednesday, September 29 at 12:00 noon and 5pm
Location: Moot Court Room
At the meeting the try-out process will be explained and the fact pattern will be handed out. It is important that you come to one of these meetings to sign up to participate in the try-out process.
If you are unable to make the informational meeting but would like to try out or if you have any questions, please contact one of the following: