Syracuse National Trial Competition
The College of Law has invited applications from law schools nationwide to compete in the Syracuse National Trial Competition (SNTC), a new invitational advocacy competition that will take place in Syracuse city courtrooms and at the College of Law, Oct. 11-13, 2019.
The 12 law school teams selected to compete will be guaranteed four rounds of competition before the semi-final and final rounds, which will take place in Dineen Hall. In addition to the team competition, awards will be given for individual student performances. Team selection is based on the quality of a school’s advocacy program and on wide geographic diversity.
Selected teams will be notified and must register by July 1 and submit the competition fee of $650. Further information about the competition and accommodations will be sent by August 1.
Please note that teams participating in the competition must be accompanied by a non-student coach with a J.D. degree. The coach must be present for the entire competition.
Supported by the College of Law’s Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society, the Syracuse National Trial Competition is co-directed by Director of Advocacy Programs Professor Todd Berger and long time coach and volunteer Joanne Van Dyke, Esq. L’87, attorney at Cote & Van Dyke, LLP. “We look forward to presenting a robust and exciting competition with talented student advocates sharpening their skills in a realistic courtroom setting,” says Berger.