Sixteen student trial teams from some of the nation’s top law schools have made the cut to participate in this year’s National Civil Trial Competition in Los Angeles. More than 50 law schools nationwide applied for this prestigious competition.

Those selected for this year’s event include American University Washington College of Law, Baylor Law School, Campbell University School of Law, Chicago Kent College of Law, Duquesne University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Syracuse University College of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, University of Akron School of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and Washington University, St. Louis.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and the Santa Monica law firm Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP are the proud co-sponsors of the 14th-Annual National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC), which happens Nov. 15-17, 2015.

The competition involves 64 law student litigants representing their schools on teams of four. The students will act as advocates/witnesses to perform opening statements, conduct direct-and-cross examination of expert and lay witnesses, make closing arguments, and argue objections based on the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Each team will argue their case in front of a panel of judges consisting of prestigious members of the Southern California Bar.

“Loyola Law School is proud to host such an elite group of student litigants as they hone their practice at one of the top trial competitions in the country,” said Professor Susan Poehls, director of Trial Advocacy Programs at Loyola.

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