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Top Gun 2017 Final Round

The Top Gun 2017 Final Round at Baylor Law School streamed live at 2PM Central Time Sunday, June 4th.



About Baylor Law School's 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.





2017 TOP GUN CHAMPION AND RECOGNIZED ADVOCATES

Jacob Morse (with co-counsel Casey Peaden) of Campbell University School of Law accepts the $10,000 prize from Hayes Fuller, president of Top Gun sponsor Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC in Waco, Texas.

Champion
Jacob M. Morse (with co-counsel Casey Peaden) – Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law

Finalist
Christopher Ray Clark (with co-counsel Nicholas Dellefave) – Syracuse University College of Law

Semifinalists
James Caress – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Blake D. Smith – University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Professionalism Award Winner
Jeananne Ayoub – Akron University School of Law

Technology Award Winner
Carmen Weite (co-counsel) and Curtis Seal – Samford University, Cumberland School of Law





2017 TOP GUN NATIONAL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION ADVOCATES AND SCHOOLS

  • Kareem Aref – University of California, Davis School of Law
  • Jeananne Ayoub – Akron University School of Law
  • James Caress – Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Allison Christian – Temple University, Beasley School of Law
  • Christopher Clark – Syracuse University College of Law
  • Colby Connell – Stetson College of Law
  • Matt Covert – Georgetown University Law Center
  • Connor Greene – Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Brandon Hughes – University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Gramm Klein – South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Jacob Morse – Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • Amanda Mundell – Harvard Law School
  • Philip Pasquarello – Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel
  • Curtis Seal – Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • Blake D. Smith – University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Kara Simmons – American University, Washington College of Law





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For more information about Top Gun, please contact Kathy Serr, Advocacy Program Coordinator at Baylor Law at Kathy_Serr@baylor.edu or 254.710.3611.