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National Ethics Trial Competition

McGeorge's National Ethics Trial Competition was established in 2006 to promote ethical and civility awareness through the mock trial competition format. As far as we know, it is the only law school-sponsored competition that features both an ethical component in the issues to be tried and scoring based on the participants' observation of ethical and civility principles.

The National Ethics Trial Competition 2016 is open for application to all ABA-accredited law schools that had demonstrated excellence in the training of law students in ethical trial practice. 

The Tenth National Ethics Trial Competition will be held March 17 to 19, 2016.

The purpose of the annual competition is to provide an opportunity for student trial lawyers to develop and display their knowledge and skills of professional responsibility in trial work. Trials are judged by distinguished members of the bench and bar, including judges of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and members of the Anthony M. Kennedy and Milton Schwartz Inns of Court. All competition rounds are held at the Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse in Sacramento.

How to Apply to Participate in the Competition

Apply HERE by Oct. 9, 2015 to be considered for an invitation. Invitations will be issued by Oct. 26, 2015.


Professor Thomas J. Leach
National Ethics Trial Competition
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Email | Phone: 916.739.7002 | Fax: 916.739.7331