National Pretrial Competition

The National Pretrial Competition captures what attorneys do every day in offices and courtrooms across the nation. Stetson Law will host the Fourteenth Annual National Pretrial Competition September 30 - October 3, 2021.

Participating Schools

  • Baylor Law School
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Chapman University, Fowler School of Law
  • Charleston School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Herbert Law Center
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Pace University, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
  • Regent University School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School


Fourteenth Annual National Pretrial Competition Schedule

Competition Documents

Fourteenth Annual National Pretrial Competition Rules

Fourteenth Annual National Pretrial Competition Case Packet

Clarification Questions & Responses

Individual Case Packet Documents

Problem Index
Applicable Statutes 

  1. Order Granting Motion for Voluntary Dismissal of Information (dated July 23, 2020)
  2. Indictment (dated September 21, 2021)
  3. Initial Appearance Transcript (dated September 23, 2021)
  4. Order on Initial Appearance (dated September 23, 2021)
  5. Email #1
  6. Email #2
  7. Email #3
  8. Email #4
  9. Special Agent Woo Declaration
  10. Special Agent Woo Supplemental Declaration
  11. Ty Hayward Declaration
  12. Monica Rambeau Declaration
  13. Dr. Darcy Lewis Declaration
  14. Jarvis Odinson Declaration (non-testifying witness)
  15. Maximoff Flight Records (Exhibit A)
  16. Maximoff Financial Accounts (Exhibit B)
  17. Photo of Cash from Maximoff Arrest (Exhibit C)
  18. Photo of Marijuana from Maximoff Arrest (Exhibit D)
  19. Photo of Maximoff Argentinian Identification Card (Exhibit E)
  20. Urinalysis of Maximoff from Arrest (Exhibit F)
  21. Compound Exhibit of Dialysis Demonstratives (Exhibit G)
  22. News Article (Exhibit H)

About the Competition 

Competing teams will:

  1. Receive a problem based on normal pretrial issues;
  2. Write two memoranda of law that will be scored;
  3. Make an evidentiary presentation of two witnesses on each side; and
  4. Make a motion argument based on the evidence presented and arguments made in the memoranda of law.

Generally, only 16-20 teams will be invited to participate in the competition! Information about how to apply for the competition will be posted in the spring. 

For more information, please contact the Center for Excellence in Advocacy at 727-562-7715 or [email protected]