National Pretrial Competition

The National Pretrial Competition captures what attorneys do every day in offices and courtrooms across the nation.

Stetson will host the Sixteenth Annual National Pretrial Competition on October 12-15, 2023, in Gulfport, Florida.  Competing teams will:

  1. Receive a problem drafted to focus on pretrial issues;
  2. Write two memoranda of law (one for each side of the case) that are scored;
  3. Make an evidentiary presentation through examination of four witnesses (two on each side of the case); and
  4. Make a legal argument to the court based on the evidence presented and the precedent cited in the memoranda of law.

Applications must be submitted before July 1, 2023, to be considered. Selections will be made by July 15, 2023. The $650 non-refundable registration fee is due before August 1, 2023, which is the date the problem will be released.

Submit Application

For more information, please contact the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at 727.562.7317 or [email protected]