Tournament of Champions

Tournament of Champions

The National Board of Trial Advocacy is the annual sponsor of the Tournament of Champions, an invitation-only competition that showcases some of the nation’s top law students from 16 of the top trial advocacy institutions. 

Each fall, law students compete in teams of four; each team tries both sides of a civil case—twice as plaintiffs and twice as defendants. In addition to the opportunity to compete against some of the nation’s top law talent, participants also receive the benefit of intensive, one-on-one coaching from top-tier professionals in law school trial advocacy programs.

Participating schools are invited based on a three-year performance record at the National Trial Competition and the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and performances at prior Tournament of Champions competitions.

Prior winners include:
Wake Forest University School of Law (Winston-Salem, NC) – 2018
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline Law School (Philadelphia, PA) – 2017
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline Law School (Philadelphia, PA) – 2016
Loyola Law School (Los Angeles, CA) – 2015