The Last Team Standing competition is in its fourth year at UMKC and the 2015 tournament proved to be one of the best so far. Over fifty 1L students participated in the competition held in the courtrooms at UMKC School of Law on January 30-31. Whether as witnesses, counsel or in other support roles, these students learned the hands-on skill of trial advocacy.
Thirteen teams of first year students faced off in what was for many their first mock trial experience. The tournament was a two-bracket system where teams were guaranteed two rounds, one each on the plaintiff and defense sides of the case. The problem this year focused on concussive sports injuries in a professional hockey game. With six rounds going on simultaneously, it was an energetic and competitive atmosphere.