AAJ Trial Competition


The American Association for Justice sponsors the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, an annual nationwide mock trial competition. This is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench. (Official Site)

AAJ's mock trial cases are always civil cases and tend to deal with products liability, personal injury, or medical malpractice/negligence issues. Teams will be judged on their skills in case preparation, opening statements, use of facts, the examination of lay and expert witnesses, and closing arguments. There will be no written exercise.

The competition is open to law schools nationwide. Teams are assigned to one of fourteen regional competitions. Only the top team from each region will advance to the National Finals.

Connect to the current AAJ Trial Competition.