This competition is one of the biggest national invitationals in the country, with more than 40 teams competing each year.
Since 2004, teams from more than 30 law schools across the country travel to Buffalo to compete in this prestigious annual competition. Law students try both sides of a homicide case before experienced judges and trial attorneys who volunteer as judges and evaluators.
After the preliminary rounds, the top 16 teams advance to the final rounds. Awards are presented at a banquet and include honors for Best Opening, Best Direct, Best Cross, Best Summation and Best Advocate.
Information is available for schools that wish to participate in the competition.
This year's competition will take place Nov 10-13, 2017. It will be held at the Buffalo City Court in Buffalo, New York.