National Civil Trial Competition

Celebrating More Than 10 Years of Excellence

The NCTC is an invitational tournament open to all ABA-accredited law schools that have demonstrated excellence in mock trial competitions and/or demonstrated excellence in the training of law students in litigation skills. The purpose of the tournament is to provide student litigants an opportunity to develop and display the skills of a successful civil litigator. Students will be required to perform opening statements, direct- and cross-examination of expert and lay witnesses and finally closing arguments, as well as argue objections based on the Federal Rules of Evidence. The competition is sponsored by sponsored by the law firms of Greene Broillet & Wheeler and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and CourtCall.

Participating schools have included:

  • Baylor Law School
  • Chicago Kent College of Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • University of Akron School of Law
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis


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