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We are proud to welcome the 2013-2014 Trial Team Class!

Who are we?

The National Trial Team is a highly competitive student organization, which travels and competes annually in a number of prestigious trial tournaments across the country. The team is advised and coached by Jeffrey Breit, an accomplished trial lawyer and past president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), along with Justice Leroy Millette of the Supreme Court of Virginia and Mike Imprevento, a prominent trial lawyer.

Membership

 Membership on the National Trial Team is extremely competitive and limited to those students who are accepted during an annual Selection Tournament. No more than fourteen members are admitted to the Team each year. Team members are required to participate in a comprehensive development program, and members have the opportunity to receive academic credit for courses designed specifically for the National Trial Team and taught by the Team's advisor. Members gain extensive training in all levels of trial advocacy, from evidentiary objections and fundamental trial skills to sophisticated trial strategy and persuasion.

Competition

The National Trial Team is consistently invited to participate in the most prestigious trial competitions in the country. The Team's list of tournaments includes the National Trial Competition, Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition, Capitol City Challenge Trial Advocacy Competition, Gourley Trial Competition, the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and the Georgetown University White Collar Trial Advocacy Competition.

Members have been honored for individual performances during competitions (including Best Overall Advocate), and the Team has enjoyed a number of successes throughout the past years, including:

  • 1st Place and advanced to Nationals, 2012 NTC (Williamsburg, VA)
  • 2nd Place, 2012 GGU Criminal Law Competition (Washington, DC)
  • 2nd Place, 2012 ABA Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition (Washington, DC)
  • 2nd Place, 2012 Phi Alpha Delta National Tournament (Washington, DC)
  • 3rd Place and advanced to Nationals, 2012 NBLSA Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Finalist, 2012 ABA Labor and Employment Competition (Washington, DC)
  • 2nd Place, 2011 ABA Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition (Washington, DC)
  • Semi-Finalist, 2011 Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition (San Juan, PR)
  • 1st Place, 2011 Stetson National Pretrial Tournament (Gulfport, FL)
  • 2nd Place, 2011 Capitol City Challenge Tournament (Washington, DC)
  • 1st Place, 2011 Phi Alpha Delta National Tournament (Washington, DC)
  • 2nd Place, 2011 Phi Alpha Delta National Tournament (Washington, DC)
  • 1st Place, 2010 Stetson National Pretrial Tournament (Gulfport, FL)
  • 1st Place, 2010 Gourley Trial Competition (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1st Place, 2010 Phi Alpha Delta National Tournament (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 2nd Place, 2010 Phi Alpha Delta National Tournament (Las Vegas, NV)
  • 1st Place, 2010 GMU Costello Criminal Advocacy Tournament (Fairfax, VA)
  • Winner, 2010 National Trial Competition Regional Finals (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • 2nd Place, 2009 ABA Regional Finals (Washington, DC)
  • 1st Place, 2009 Gourley Trial Competition (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1st Place, 2008 William W. Daniel National Invitational Trial Competition (Atlanta, GA)
  • Semi-Finalist, 2008 Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition (San Juan, PR)
  • 2nd Place, 2007 ABA Labor Tournament (Washington, DC)
  • 1st Place, 2007 Gourley Trial Competition (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • 1st Place, 2006 ABA Labor Tournament (Washington, DC)