AUWCL Hosts National Trial Competition Regional Tournament
On February 10–12, 2017, American University Washington College of Law’s Trial Advocacy Program co-hosted the 2017 National Trial Competition Regional Tournament with the University of Maryland Trial Advocacy Program. The tournament was held at the Tenley Campus and consisted of 22 teams from 11 law schools in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Two of our AUWCL trial teams advanced to the semi-final rounds. The teams consisted of AUWCL students Ashley Probst (2L) and Kara Simmons (3L) who were coached by Aimee Ghosh (JD ’12) and Cristina Hillyer, and AUWCL students Olivia Watkins (3L) and Christine Varghese (3L) who were coached by Allison Hildreth (JD ‘13) and Jeremy Widder.
This mock trial tournament, first held in 1975, is widely recognized as one of the top U.S. law school mock trial competitions. Over 140 AUWCL and University of Maryland students participated as witnesses in these mock trials and 150 practitioners and judges served as trial judges and evaluators. This year, the competition had a record number of members of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) serve as judges and evaluators for this competition. ACTL is a prestigious, invitational only organization for the country’s top rated trial attorneys.
American University Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society Hosts Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court CompetitionOctober 28, 2016
From Oct. 21-22, the American University Washington College of Law Moot Court Honor Society held the Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at the school’s new Tenley Campus. Twenty-seven teams from across the U.S. competed in rounds on Friday before the finals on Saturday.
September 29, 2016
AUWCL’s Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program hosted an Advanced Advocacy Training Program from September 19-23 for 24 U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocates. Military attorneys traveled from all over the world to attend the week long training that focused on trial skills in the context of sexual assault cases in the military justice system.