From the 2006 News Archive
Trial Team Selected for Inclusion in Nation's Two Most Prestigious Competitions
Based on its record of success in recent national competitions, the School of Law’s Trial Team has been selected to participate in the country’s two most prestigious, invitation-only, trial competitions.
From Oct. 26-28, the Maryland Trial Team will be one of only 16 schools competing at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s National Invitational Trial Tournament, known commonly as the "Tournament of Champions."
"Your law school’s invitation to compete in this tournament demonstrates that your trial advocacy program is one of the best in the nation," said Darby Dickerson, Dean of the Stetson University College of Law, who will host the tournament in Gulfport, FL. "Your trial competition team is ranked among the top sixteen in the country based on your record the past three year at the Association of Trial Lawyers of American Tournament and at the National Trial Competition."
Additionally, the Trial Team is one of 16 schools that has been chosen to compete from Nov. 9-11 at the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC) in Los Angeles.
"The NCTC is the West Coast counterpart to the Tournament of Champions and considered by many to be most prestigious of all trial competitions," said Trial Team coach Jerry Deise. "This is the first time Maryland has ever been invited to attend this select invitational competition."
Teams for the NCTC are selected based on a variety of factors, including the school’s prior success in mock trial tournaments and its commitment to advocacy training.