The Center for Advocacy

The Summit Cup

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is the Official Sponsor of
the 2017 Summit Cup


Here are the basics about this year’s Summit Cup.  For more information, do not hesitate to contact the Director for the Center for Advocacy, David C. Schott.

DATES.  This year’s Summit Cup is scheduled for September 28, 29 and 30.

OFFICIAL SPONSOR.   Our Official sponsor for The 2017 Summit Cup is Themis Bar Review.

THE TEAM.  The Center for Advocacy will  be hosting the top teams from around the country, based upon their performance at the top (12) twelve tournaments from last year.  The schools participating are:

American, Baylor, Campbell, Drexel, Florida State, Fordham, Kent, Loyola-LA, Northwestern, Stetson, US Davis, UC Hastings

THE CASE.  The Advocates will be presenting a case loosely based on the case of Stephen Avery, whose case was spotlighted in the cable network miniseries, Making A Murderer.

THE RULES.  The link of the Official Summit Cup Rules is listed to the left on this page.

REAL JURORS.  The Summit Cup uses both attorneys and laypeople to serve as Scoring Jurors, so the law student Advocates get a broader cross-section of feedback and evaluation.  After all, in just a year or so, some of these Advocates will be presenting cases in real courtrooms across our country to real juries that will be comprised of laypeople.


Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208