Christopher Clark 3L Finished as Runner-up at Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition

Posted on Wednesday 6/7/2017

Christopher Clark 3L was the runner-up in the 2017 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition. Clark won three rounds of head-to-head competition against students representing 15 other law schools from across the country. Nick Dellefave 3L assisted Clark during the competition. 

“Congratulations to Christopher for this amazing accomplishment,” said Kathleen O’Connor, Faculty Director of the Moot Court Honor Society and Advocacy. “Top Gun is a very difficult competition and to have advanced to the finals speaks well of his capabilities and skills as an advocate in the courtroom.”

Top Gun is an innovative, invitation-only mock trial tournament where the single best advocates from some of the top 16 trial advocacy schools go head-to-head for the honor of Top Gun. The winner earns a $10,000 prize.

Unlike other mock trial competitions, participants do not receive the case file until they arrive at Baylor Law School, a mere 24 hours before the first round of trials begin. Preparation includes reviewing depositions, records, and photographs, and taking a trip to the actual places where events in the case supposedly occurred. Shortly before each round, competitors are assigned a witness or witnesses who may be used at their discretion during the round. The jurors for each round are distinguished trial lawyers and judges.