Student Organizations

National Trial Team

The focus of National Trial Team is on developing trial practice and oral advocacy skills in law students through practices and competitions judged by practicing attorneys and judges. Members are selected through a yearly tryout process and subsequently coached by two area attorneys. Participating in National Trial Team helps members learn to critically analyze cases, write and deliver opening statements and closing arguments, conduct direct and cross examination of witnesses, and argue motions and objections just as they would for a real trial. Practices and competitions both take place in the Spring, with two teams of three each ultimately competing at a regional competition for the opportunity to represent Wake Forest at the TYLA National Trial Competition held annually in Texas.


Andrew Shortt