National Trial Team

Photo of the members of the two regional winning National Trial Teams heading to Nationals in April 2018.

Wake Forest wins historic national Trial Team championship

Imagine members of the Wake Forest University football team playing against each other for the national championship title. But in this case the field was a federal courtroom, judges and attorneys were the referees, and it was final arguments instead of touchdowns that decided who was the best in the country. Continue reading »

Photo of the members of the two regional winning National Trial Teams heading to Nationals in April 2018.

For third time in school history, both National Trial Teams win regional trial competition, advance to nationals

Wake Forest University School of Law National Trial Team competitors and coaches are continuing a record-breaking streak by sending not one, but two teams to nationals after winning the regional TYLA National Trial Competition (NTC) on Feb. 16-18.

Hosted by Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wake Forest’s National Trial Teams advanced to the two championship rounds against the University of North Carolina (UNC) and Emory University law schools, and both came out victorious, says Coach Mark Boynton (JD ’97). Continue reading »

Group photo of the Wake Forest School of Law National Trial Team in courtroom, including Sophia Vazquez (JD '17), Daniel Stratton (JD '17) and Joe Karam (JD '18)

National Trial Team wins regional competition for third consecutive year, moves on to nationals March 22-26

For the third consecutive year, the National Trial Team has won the regional TYLA National Trial Competition.

“I am in awe of the winningest trial team coaches in Wake Forest history: Mark Boynton (JD ’97) and Stephanie Reese (JD ’96).  I have no words to express how proud I am of them, and I am very seldom at a loss for words,” said Professor Carol Anderson, director of Trial Practice and the Litigation Externship Clinic.

Daniel Stratton (JD ’17), Sophia Vazquez (JD ’17) and Joe Karam (JD ’18) defeated host school University of Georgia in the semi-finals and then defeated Emory University in the finals.  The team now moves on to nationals March 22-26 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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National Trial Team earns second highest number of points at 2016 Tournament of Champions at Berkeley on Oct. 20

Wake Forest Law’s AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy team earned the second highest number of points of all teams at the NBTA Tournament of Champions (TOC) hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in San Francisco on Oct. 20, 2016. The squad garnered a total of 1,058 points out of 1,200 possible through the two days of competition, placing second only to the No. 1 seed, Chicago Kent, with 1,066 points.

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Group photo of 2016 trial team in front of Worrell Professional Center

Trial team among 16 teams heading to 2016 Tournament of Champions at Berkeley on Oct. 20

Wake Forest Law’s National and AAJ trial team has once again been invited to compete in the Tournament of Champions (TOC), hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. The 2016 tournament is set to begin on Oct. 20 in San Francisco, California. Only 16 teams from across the country were invited to the tournament.

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Wake Forest Law trial teams earn exceptional success in competitions, advance to nationals

Wake Forest Law’s trial teams have been highly successful in the past month, winning major regional competitions and advancing to the national finals of two major trial competitions: the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition and the American Association of Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition.

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Group photo of students at regional competition

National Trial Team wins regional competition, moves on to nationals March 30-April 3

Wake Forest Law students Jordan Lee (JD ’16), Amanda Parker (JD ’16) and Maria Nkonge (JD’16) were the winners of the regionals of the TYLA National Trial Competition, led by coaches Mark Boynton (JD ’97) and Stephanie Reese (JD ’96). The team now moves on to nationals March 30-April 3.

The following is an email sent by Boynton to announce this year’s victory.

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Wake Forest Law Moot Court teams remain competitive

Wake Forest Law Trial and Moot Court teams won numerous regional events to advance to national competitions during the past year.

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American Association Justice (AAJ) Trial Team, National Trial Team (NTT) selections announced for 2015-16

The  coaches for the American Association Justice (AAJ) Trial Team and National Trial Team (NTT) have announced their selections for the 2015-16 Wake Forest Law trial teams. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »