19th Annual National Trial Advocacy Competition: November 2–4, 2018

This fall the Young Lawyers Section will host the 19th Annual National Trial Advocacy Competition (NTAC). We are excited and look forward to another amazing year! This competition is designed for teams of four participants, made up of two advocates and two witnesses. Participants will have an opportunity to perfect their courtroom advocacy skills before judges and practitioners.

The competition will be held November 2–4, at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, in Detroit. This year the preliminary rounds will be held on November 2 and 3, and the semi-final and final round will be held on November 4.

Team Entry Application

Applications will be accepted until August 6, 2018. Applications must be e-mailed to ntacsbmyls@gmail.com and bear the subject line “2018 NTAC Application.” Applications will NOT be available through the State Bar of Michigan this year. Please include in your application the following information:

  • Law school name, address, and phone number
  • Faculty/primary contact for this competition and phone number
  • Primary e-mail address for communication (acceptance will be e-mailed to this address only!)
  • Brief description of previous participation in regional and national competitions

Acceptance

  • Selected teams will be notified by e-mail on August 13.
  • Teams must accept invitations by August 17.
  • The registration fee of $600.00 for selected teams that accept are due by August 24. Further details concerning payment will follow when teams are notified of their acceptance.
  • Registration fee payment: online or by mail form PDF

Competition Problem & Questions

The competition problem will be released to selected, accepted teams on August 24. Questions regarding the problem and competitor names are due to ntacsbmyls@gmail.com by September 14. Responses to team inquiries will be returned by September 21.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ntacsbmyls@gmail.com.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sincerely,

Kristina Bilowus
Co-Director, National Trial Advocacy Competition

NTAC Previous Winners

  • 2017 Samford University—Cumberland School of Law
  • 2016 University of Houston Law Center Awards Breakdown
  • 2015 University of Houston Law Center Awards Breakdown
  • 2014 Samford University—Cumberland School of Law Awards Breakdown
  • 2013 Faulkner University Jones School of Law Awards Breakdown
  • 2012 Georgia State University College of Law Awards Breakdown
  • 2011 Samford University—Cumberland School of Law Awards Breakdown
  • 2010 Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Awards Breakdown
  • 2009 University of Alabama School of Law Awards Breakdown
  • 2008 Baylor University Law School Awards Breakdown
  • 2007 Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law Awards Breakdown
  • 2006 Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • 2005 Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • 2004 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
  • 2003 Georgia State University School of Law
  • 2002 Florida State University School of Law
  • 2001 Georgia State University School of Law
  • 2000 Southern Methodist University School of Law