In Vino Veritas
“In wine there is truth”
October 17-20, 2019
Golden Gate University (GGU) School of Law and the GGU Litigation Center are honored to announce that the 8th Annual Professor Bernie Segal National Criminal Mock Trial Competition In Vino Veritas will be held October 17-20, 2019 on three floors of the GGU campus in San Francisco, California.
For this highly-renowned tournament, GGU invites sixteen selected teams to the Bay Area to participate in this multi-day trial advocacy competition. The competition features a preliminary round in which each school tries the provided case problem 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 is highly commended by some of the top Bay Area trial lawyers and hosts experienced real-life presiding judges to sit as judges for the competition.
After three and a half days of rigorous competition, teams aboard upscale tour buses headed to Cornerstone Sonoma, a wine country marketplace featuring a collection of world-class shopping, boutique wineries and tasting rooms, artisanal foods, art-inspired gardens, live music, and home to Sunset’s Gardens & Outdoor Test Kitchen. GGU works exclusively with Highwayman, Meadowcroft, and Obsidian to ensure that mock trial competitors have access to a variety of Cornerstone venues. After a relaxing afternoon at the square, finalists are announced and awarded, then buses head back to San Francisco to conclude the weekend.