Tournament of Champions

Tournament of Champions

We were excited once again to sponsor the Tournament of Champions this year hosted by Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas. This was our 6th year of sponsorship!

The tournament was held virtually via Zoom. The competition ran from November 5-7, 2020. 

2020 NBTA Tournament of Champions Competition Participating Schools

American University Washington College of Law
Baylor Law School
BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School
Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Harvard Law School
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Syracuse University College of Law
UCLA School of Law – “WINNER 2020”
University of Akron School of Law
University of California Berkeley School of Law
University of California Hastings College of Law
Wake Forest Law

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:
Loyola University Chicago Law School (Chicago, IL) – 2019

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