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Case Problem (PDF)
Case Exhibits (PDF)
Summary of the Case (PDF)
Competition Local Rules (PDF) updated 3-13-2013
Model Rules of Conduct (PDF)
Baylor Law School
Creighton University School of Law
Drake University Law School (2 teams)
Mississippi College of Law School
South Texas College of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law (2 teams)
Texas Tech University School of Law
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Washburn University School of Law (2 teams)
Teams are made up of three members, which are responsible for the following roles during the trial:
Conducting the voir dire
Acting as second chair
Presenting an opening statement
Over the three preliminary rounds, each team member will perform each duty once.
Three preliminary rounds
Each team member will perform each of the three skills once.
Each team will perform each side of the case at least once.
For the third round, the side represented will be randomly selected.
Teams will choose which team member does each skill
The side represented will be randomly selected
Teams will choose which team member does each skill and may choose the same skill as in the semi-final round.
The side represented will be randomly selected if top two teams represented the same side in the semi-final round.
If the teams represented different sides in the semi-final round, the teams will switch sides represented.
Plaintiff – 30 min. Voir Dire
Defense – 30 min. Voir Dire
Cause & Preemptory Challenges – 10 min.
Plaintiff – 20 min. Opening Statement
Defense – 20 min. Opening Statement
Critiques – 20 min.