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Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition

The Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition is an innovative, invitation-only mock trial tournament where the single best advocates from some of the top 16 trial advocacy schools go head-to-head for the honor of Top Gun. The winner earns a $10,000 prize.

Unlike other mock trial competitions, participants do not receive the case file until they arrive in Waco, a mere 24 hours before the first round of trials begin. Preparation includes reviewing depositions, records, and photographs, and taking a trip to the actual places where events in the case supposedly occurred. Shortly before each round, competitors are assigned a witness or witnesses who may be used at their discretion during the round. The jurors for each round are distinguished trial lawyers and judges.

2016 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition Schools

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • New York University School of Law
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • William & Mary Law School
  • Yale Law School
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