City of Angels
The Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law trial team has been invited to compete at the Sixth Annual National Civil Trial Competition, which will take place Nov. 15-17 at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.
Among the 196 ABA-accredited law schools in the country, Barry is one of only 16 invited to the competition.
The invitation to the tournament is the result of Barry’s proven success at other competitions over the past few years. In March, Barry’s trial team finished among the Elite Eight out of more than 220 teams at the American Association for Justice’s National Trial Advocacy Competition, the largest trial competition in America. In 2005, the team finished among the Final Four. Barry also had strong finishes at the National Trademark Law Competition (2005, 2006 and 2007), National Tax Law Competition (2002, 2004 and 2006), National Sports Law Competition (2005, 2006) and the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition (2004).
Barry will be joined by an elite group of trial teams from schools such as Temple University, University of Akron, Stetson University and University of Houston. The National Civil Trial Competition is an invitational tournament open to all ABA-accredited law schools whose students have demonstrated excellence in mock trial competitions. Trial teams will be required to give opening and closing statements, perform direct and cross-examination of witnesses as well as argue objections based on the Federal Rules of Evidence.