Stetson University

National Pretrial Competition, Oct. 16-19, 2014

The National Pretrial Competition captures what attorneys do every day in offices and courtrooms across the nation. The Seventh Annual National Pretrial Competition will be held Oct. 16-19, 2014.

The application period for the 2014 competition is now closed.


Competing teams will:

  1. Receive a problem based on normal pretrial issues;
  2. Write a brief that will be scored;
  3. Make oral arguments; and
  4. Shift to a hearing during which team members will be required to present evidence and make final argument as directed.

Only 16 teams will be invited to participate in the competition! Applications will be accepted until May 23, 2014. Invitations to participate will be sent (via email) by June 6, 2014. If invited to participate in the competition, the non-refundable registration fee of $500.00 must be submitted by July 11, 2014.

For more information, please contact the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at 727-562-7317 or

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