Trial Teams.

Our Student Teams

Students who are in the J.D. or Advanced Standing Two-Year J.D. program may participate in trial competitions, moot court competitions and mock trials, which help our students refine their research, writing and oral advocacy skills with the help of faculty, attorneys and judges.

In simulations of appellate arguments and trials, students learn to argue either side of a case – invaluable especially for those considering a career in litigation.

Trial advocacy is the branch of knowledge concerned with making attorneys and other advocates more effective in trial proceedings.

The competitions below are organized by date.

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Help Support our Students!

It takes a lot of resources for our superstar students to compete across the nation - and we need your help. Become a Trial Team Sponsor and help support our students as they travel across the country and represent Buffalo, NY!

Mockingbird Challenge

Hosted by Faulkner University Law School (Montgomery, AL)

Battle of the Experts

Hosted by Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law (Philadelphia, PA)

Stetson’s National Pretrial Competition

Hosted by Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport, FL)

Lone Star Classic

Hosted by St. Mary’s University School of Law (San Antonio, TX)

Queens County District Attorney’s Mock Trial Competition

Hosted by Queens County DA’s Office (Queens, NY)

Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition

November 8-11, 2019
Hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Law (Buffalo, NY)

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