In Vino Veritas

"in wine there is truth"

TBD, 2023

ATTENTION: The In Vino Veritas Competition will not be held in 2022. GGU was nominated as the regional host for the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Competition NTC (National Trial Competition) for the spring of 2023. Please apply to TYLA!

*We expect In Vino Veritas to return to annual hosting in the fall of 2023*

                                                                 COMPETITION DESCRIPTION

Golden Gate University School of Law and the GGU Litigation Center host the Annual Professor Bernie Segal National Criminal Mock Trial Competition In Vino Veritas  annually every Fall (with the exception of 2022).

Under normal circumstances, sixteen teams are invited to the Bay Area in October to compete and a trip to the wine country is scheduled to follow the final trial for all teams. The competition features a preliminary round in which each school tries the case twice (once from each side of the case), one quarterfinal round, one semifinal round, and a final round to crown the champion.

In Vino Veritas boasts evaluation from some of the top trial lawyers in the Bay Area, as well as the experience of currently practicing or retired judges sitting as presiding judges at the competition.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND DONORS!

THANK YOU TO ANA COSTA, FINAL TRIAL COURT REPORTER trainer

Please see some of Ms. Costa’s published articles here:

  • The Court Reporter’s Dilemma:  Interrupt or Droppublished by the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF), in both their print newsletter, Bulletin, and Legal by the Bay blog page (August 2015).
  • Guidelines for Respectful Attorney-Reporter Relationships, also published by BASF in Bulletin and Legal by the Bay (January 2016).
  • Mock Trials: Developing Crucial Professional Skills Before It Counts, published in SFTLA’s magazine, The Trial Lawyer (Spring 2016). 
  • Silent No More: Court Reporters Speak Up for the Recordpublished by the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) (August 2020).  

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BUILDING LOCATION

Located in the heart of the financial district in beautiful San Francisco.

ADDRESS:

536 MISSION STREET, ROOM 3205
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105

Points of Contact

RACHEL BROCKL

Director of the Litigation Program

  • 415-369-5216
  • rbrockl@ggu.edu

CLODAGH MAUCHLINE

Litigation Center Baxter Fellow

  • 415-369-5213
  • baxterfellow@ggu.edu

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