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Flory Trial Competition

Photos of the 1st place trophies in the Flory Trial Competition

Named in honor of the late professor of the Law Center, the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition is a mock trial competition open to all second-and third-year law students.  A Flory Trial is held each semester; the fall Flory trial is traditionally a criminal case, while the spring Flory trial is a civil case.

Any 2L or 3L can participate as an attorney. Any student, including first-year students, can act as a juror or witness. Participating in the Flory trials is one of the best ways to get real-life experience and exposure to evidence and other rules of trial.  (Coursework in evidence is not a required prerequisite to participate in the Flory Trials.) The finalists of each semester’s Flory Trials receive an automatic invitation to membership on the Board of Advocates.

Spring 2019 Flory Trial Competition

Spring 2019 Flory Trial Case File, Rules, and Scoresheet:

Competitors should note that rules changes have been made since the fall competition, particularly a change to the time allocation for teams (Rule 3.1) and a requirement as to which witnesses any particular counsel may examine (Rule 3.3(b)). Competitors are also reminded that there are a number of online training resources and trial skills handbooks available in the Resources folder that may be of use in preparing their cases.

Spring 2019 Flory Trial Competition Dates

  • Team Registration Period: January 8-January 22, 2019
  • Preliminary Round 1: January 28, 2019
  • Preliminary Round 2: February 4, 2019
  • Quarterfinals: February 11, 2019
  • Semifinals: February 18, 2019
  • Final Round: February 25, 2019