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The Broun National Trial Team is a nationally known program competing in trial advocacy across the country. The program gives students the opportunity to gain trial skills and courtroom experience. Students meet and work with professors and attorney's in preparation for competition.

The Broun National Trial Team hosts the annual Kilpatrick Stockton Trial Competition held at the University of North Carolina School of Law at the start of the Spring Semester. This competition is an inter-school mock trial competition for 1L students at North Carolina Law Schools. The Kilpatrick Stockton Trial Competition is the first opportunity for law students to get exposure to litigation. Students will learn and practice trial skills focusing on opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, and closing arguments.

In 2014, the Broun National Trial Team partnered with NCCU School of Law to host the TYLA regional competition. TYLA is a national competition held in Texas. The teams who compete at the national competition have won their various regional competitions in order to advance. Members of the Broun National Trial Team prepare the tournament as well as compete for the chance to advance to the national competition. In 2014, the regional competition was held at the Durham County Courthouse on February 7-9.

In October 2014, the Broun National Trial Team competed in the Charlotte Invitational Competition where the team came back with the 2nd place trophy.

Any questions regarding the Broun National Trial Team should be directed to

Upcoming Event

UNC Broun National Trial Team Tryouts - March 2-4, 2015

Tryouts are open to both 1L and 2L UNC Law students. Our teams conduct full trials against teams from law schools around the country. These trials are conducted before Judges with practicing lawyers as juries. No experience? Don't worry,the trial team is a skills developing experience for students interested in being “courtroom lawyers.” You will learn how to develop a winning case theory, make persuasive opening statements and closing arguments, examine different types of witnesses, and how to effectively use the rules of evidence.If you're interested in joining our team please come out to the make-up information session on Friday.

Recordings Podcast

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Deadline for sign up for tryouts is February 12, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Training Sessions

  1. February 9, 2015 - Opening and Closing Statements with Dean Myers in Room 5048 at 12:00 p.m.
  2. February 16, 2015 - Direct and Cross Examination with Dean Myers in Room 5048 at 12:00 p.m.

Any questions - please email

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