National Pretrial Competition, Oct. 13-16, 2016

The National Pretrial Competition captures what attorneys do every day in offices and courtrooms across the nation. The Ninth Annual National Pretrial Competition will be held Oct. 13-16, 2016.

For your school to be considered for this Competition, please complete and submit an Application Form (PDF).  The deadline for submitting applications is May 27, 2016.

Competing teams will:

  1. Receive a problem based on normal pretrial issues;
  2. Write two memoranda of law that will be scored;
  3. Make oral arguments; and
  4. Shift to an evidentiary hearing during which team members will be required to present evidence and make a closing argument.

Only 16 teams will be invited to participate in the competition! Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2016. Invitations to participate will be sent (via email) by June 10, 2016. If invited to participate in the competition, the non-refundable registration fee of $600.00 must be submitted by July 15, 2016.

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