National Trial Competition
The National Trial Competition (NTC) was established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar. The national program is administered by the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) and co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL).
The Advocacy Program is proud to host a qualifying tournament for NTC featuring teams from around the region. The national program attracts teams from more than 140 law schools and involves more than 1,000 law students each year.
In February of 2021, the Advocacy Program hosted the DC regional competition through Zoom with the assistance of the Mock Trial Honor Society. The team managed 33 trials that had 140 advocates, 160 witnesses and 115 judges and attorneys participating.