Thurgood Marshall Trial Team


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.

How to Join

The Thurgood Marshall 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 tryout for the team and participate in team practices but cannot compete until their 2L year.

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