To recognize winning school and student advocates of the National Trial Advocacy Region II Competition (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut). The competition has been sponsored by the State Bar since 1974 to encourage the inclusion of “trial advocacy and trial technique” as part of the law school curricula.
Presented by: Trial Lawyers Section
Co-Sponsored By: Trial Advocacy and Scholarship Competition Committee
Award Criteria: A team of two student advocates must win first or second place at the regional of the National Trial Advocacy Competition. Individual students are recognized as “Best Advocate – All Rounds” or “Best Advocate through the Quarter Final Rounds.”
Prize Awarded: Best Advocate Final $1500; Best Coaches $1000; 1st Place $7,500 grant to student's law school; 2nd Place $5000 grant to student's law school; plaques.