Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and event co-sponsor Greene Broillet &
Wheeler, LLP are pleased to announce the 16 law schools that have been
selected to participate in Loyola Law School's 12th Annual
National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC), which will be held Nov. 8-10,
2013, in Santa Monica and Los Angeles. The 16 schools are: Baylor Law
School; Chicago-Kent College of Law; Duquesne University School of Law;
Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University; Loyola University of
Chicago School of Law; University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of
Law; Pepperdine University School of Law; Samford University, Cumberland
School of Law; Southwestern Law School; St. Mary's University School of
Law; Stetson University College of Law; Suffolk University Law School;
Syracuse University College of Law; University of Akron School of Law;
University of California, Berkeley School of Law; and Washington
University School of Law, St. Louis.
The NCTC (www.lls.edu)
is an annual competition that is open to all ABA-accredited law schools.
The NCTC was created in 2002 by Professor Susan Poehls, director of
trial advocacy programs at Loyola Law School. Each year, law student
litigants are given the opportunity to argue a case in front of a panel
of judges consisting of prestigious members of the Southern California
Bar. The members include partners and associates from various Los
Angeles civil litigation firms, including co-sponsor Greene Broillet &
Wheeler, LLP (greene-broillet.com). Greene Broillet & Wheeler has
co-sponsored the event since its inception.
More than 50 law schools across the country apply to compete in the
NCTC. Only 16 schools are chosen, and only 64 law student litigants will
argue the case. Each school will have a team of four students acting 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.
The preliminary elimination rounds will begin on Friday, Nov. 8, at the
Santa Monica Courthouse. The semi-final and final rounds will be argued
at Loyola Law School on Saturday, Nov. 9.
"Sixteen top law schools will compete in the NCTC this year," stated
Professor Poehls. "We are very proud of the selection, and look forward
to the competition."
"The NCTC gives competing students the opportunity to practice their
skills as future attorneys," said Timothy J Wheeler, Partner at Greene
Broillet & Wheeler, LLP and an alumnus of Loyola Law School. "We are
happy to support such a great competition."
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NCTC PROGRAM
Loyola Law School (www.lls.edu)
Deputy Director of Communications
Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP (www.greene-broillet.com)