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Barry to Host National Trial Competition Southeast Regional
Posted On : February 01, 2012

Orlando, Fla. The Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law will serve as host of an extramural skills competition for the first time when 24 teams from 12 schools compete in the Southeast Regional of the National Trial Competition on Feb. 3-5, 2012, on the Barry Law School campus. Sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the event is one of the two largest trial team competitions in the United States.

The competition features the presentation of several complete mock trials by teams of students from Florida, Alabama and Mississippi law schools. Judges and attorney evaluators will be asked to assess the teams on the basis of their trial skills as demonstrated through witness examinations, use of the evidence and arguments. Two finalists will move on to a national competition along with the other regional winners from across the nation.

The trial chosen for this year's competition is the fictional motor vehicle negligence / wrongful death case of Dusty Stockard, individually and as administrator of the Estate of Channing Stockard v. Mitch Murphy. Judges presiding over the round will make rulings on evidentiary and legal matters. Attorneys will sit as jurors and evaluate student presentations on a scorecard, which will determine the winner of the round and the rankings of the teams.

SCHOOLS COMPETING:
Alabama
Ave Maria
Barry
Cumberland School of Law - Samford
Faulkner
Florida
Florida Coastal
Florida State
Miami
Mississippi College
Nova Southeastern
Stetson


COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Friday, February 3:
6:30-10:00 p.m. ROUND 1 (12 trials)

Saturday, February 4:
9:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. ROUND 2 (12 trials)
2:30-6:00 p.m. ROUND 3 (12 trials)

Sunday, February 5:
9:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. SEMI-FINALS (4 trials) - 8 teams advance
2:30-6:00 p.m. FINALS (2 trials) - 4 teams advance
6:00 p.m. WINNERS ANNOUNCED - 2 Finalists

Competition ScheduleSchools Competing

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