University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The BLSA trial team seeks to create a collegiate atmosphere where students will learn the art of advocacy which includes: learning the intricacies of trial forensics, mastering the federal rules of evidence, honing public speaking and true communication skills, and successfully competing at Regional and National trial competitions.
The Thurgood Marshall National Trial Team holds tryouts each spring; all current non-graduating students are invited to join. Students will be given a trial packet and be asked to present an argument. Those that present according to the given guidelines will be chosen. 1Ls are invited to come and observe practices but will not compete on the team.