National Trial Team competes in 40th annual Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Competition

The Wake Forest Law National Trial team competed in the 40th annual Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) Competition in Houston, Texas, on March 11-15, 2015. After facing the University of California Berkley and the University of Wisconsin in the first two rounds, the third rounds were power-ranked and Wake Forest fell to a strong Cumberland School of Law team. “Our team of course feels disappointment, but nevertheless returns proud of having advanced to nationals and for its strong performance in Houston,” said Coach Mark Boynton (’97). “All of our students expressed what a tremendous learning experience they received during the competition and the team feels confidence, excitement and hunger for 2015-16.”

This was the 40th annual TYLA National Competition and they held a special dinner for honorees and past champions. However, the committee personally extended an invitation to Wake Forest as a recognition for decades of excellence and numerous appearances at the competition.

“All of Wake Forest should be proud of what it has accomplished and what it will accomplish,” Boynton added.

The National Trial Competition 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 designed to expose law students to the nature of trial practice and to serve as a supplement to their education.