National Pretrial Competition

The National Pretrial Competition captures what attorneys do every day in offices and courtrooms across the nation.  Stetson Law hosted the Fifteenth Annual National Pretrial Competition on October 6-9, 2022, in Gulfport, Forida. Competing teams:

  1. Received a problem drafted to focus on pretrial issues;
  2. Wrote two memoranda of law that were scored;
  3. Made an evidentiary presentation through examination of two witnesses on each side; and
  4. Made a legal argument based on the evidence presented, arguments made, and precedent cited in the memoranda of law.

2022 National Pretrial Competition Problem

2022 National Pretrial Competition Rules

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The following schools competed in the 2022 National Pretrial Competition:

  • Baylor Law School
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • Chapman University, Fowler School of Law
  • Charleston School of Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • Nova Southeastern College of Law
  • Regent University School of Law
  • St. Mary's School of Law
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
  • University of Illinois, Chicago School of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of South Dakota, Knudson School of Law
  • Western Michigan, Cooley School of Law

Results

First Place - Baylor Law School

Best Overall Advocate - Michael Tagliabue, Baylor

Second Place - Golden Gate University School of Law

Semifinalists - Regent University School of Law & Mississippi College School of Law

Quarterfinalists - University at Buffalo School of Law, University of Miami School of Law, Campbell University School of Law, Charleston School of Law

Best Movant's Memorandum of Law Award:

Mississippi College School of Law

Best Non-Movant's Memorandum of Law Award: University at Buffalo School of Law

Most Professional Team: Campbell University School of Law

Best Advocates in Preliminary Rounds:

  • Thomas Langtry - Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Donald (Andy) Keyes - University of South Dakota, Knudson School of Law
  • Kailey Hopkins - University of Illinois, Chicago School of Law
  • Jamie Englerth - University at Buffalo School of Law

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2022 Competition a success!  We are already looking forward to next year!

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