what is the tyla national trial competition?
The National Trial Competition (NTC) was established in 1975 to encourage and strengthen students’ advocacy skills through quality competition and valuable interaction with members of the bench and bar. The program is co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and is designed to expose law students to the nature of trial practice and to serve as a supplement to their education. It is the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) intent to provide a meaningful contribution to the development of future trial lawyers. Golden Gate University, School of Law was nominated to host the Region 14 rounds. Finalists from Region 14 will advance to the Nationals in San Antonio, Texas to compete for the ultimate championship and the chance to walk away with money prizes.
WHEN IS THE COMPETITION?
The competition will take place over the weekend of February 3 – 5, 2023.
how many teams are competing in the region 14 TYLA competition?
We have 20 competing teams from more than 10 law schools in the western region.
how many volunteers are needed for the region 14 competition?
We need over 150 attorney and judges to evaluate trials for this competition. If you can assist, please click on the button at the top of this page.
where are region 14 trials taking place?
what are the incentives for evaluating trials?
- You will be helping to advance the trial advocacy education and experience of law school students of the next generation.
- The chance to network with attorneys and judges from other local firms, organizations, and courthouses.
- You can attend complimentary MCLE luncheons on Friday/Saturday.
- Your name will be published in the spring edition of our seasonal newsletter, The Exhibit, for public acknowledgement of your participation.
- The unique opportunity to recruit talent from competitors in the local region.