|Über uns||FSU Law Trial Team consists of an elite group of law students trained in trial-level litigation, competing against law schools throughout the nation.|
The FSU College of Law Trial Team consists of an elite group of law students trained in the art of trial-level litigation. Each year, team members represent the Florida State University College of Law in competitions against other students from law schools across the nation. At these competitions, team members present cases before judge and jury. Cases encompass a wide range of topics in both the civil and criminal arenas. Case topics have included insurance fraud, homicide, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and wrongful death.
Students from each of the three law classes are represented on the team. First-year students can try out during spring semester. Several students compete for acceptance onto the team, but only the most outstanding advocates are selected. New members enter a rigorous training program designed to teach proper courtroom demeanor, hone their presentation abilities and sharpen their legal reasoning skills. The process includes seminars, practice trials, an intramural competition and a trial practice class specifically designed for team members and taught by a renowned trial attorney. In their second year, members are ready to be unleashed in a fury of trial advocacy excellence.
2015 – National Champion: UF National Trial Advocacy Tournament
2015 – National Champion: CACJ Nation Criminal Trial
2014 – Semi Finalists: Texas Young Lawyers Association NTC
2014 – Semi Finalists: American Association for Justice
2013 – Semi Finalist: Florida Justice Association