National Trial Competition


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. It is the Texas Young Lawyers Association intent to provide a meaningful contribution to the development of future trial lawyers. 


The 2014 National Trial Competition was held in Austin, March 26-30.  Congratulations to the National Champion Team from Yale Law School. Please click here for a full list of the results. 

The 2015 National Trial Competition will be held in Houston, Texas, March 11-15.  For more information or questions regarding the competition please contact Bree Trevino at  

2014 Competition Program

NTC Rules Memo - Posted November 19, 2013

2013-2014 NTC Rules - Updated November 19, 2013

Please note:  A team must consist of two or three law students attending the same ABA-accredited law school.  For more information and rules please click here.

Intra-School Competition Materials:  Although the method used to select your school's team(s) is left to you, we recommend that an intra school competition be used to choose the regional participants. To help you with your intra-school competition, we have included materials used at the regional and national levels.

Archived Information

Click here to view the National Trial Competition Champions

Click here to view the National Trial Competition - Past Problem Archive