The Center for Advocacy

The Hoffman Cup


After a two-year "Covid hiatus", our law school's premier intraschool trial advocacy tournament, The Hoffman Cup, is returning.
It will be held on Friday November 4 thru Sunday November 6, 2022.
4 Guaranteed Rounds
Teams can be comprised 2, 3, or 4 advocates
Informational Meeting, Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 290
Case Release is Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
Applications and $100 security deposit check due by Thursday, October 20, 2022, by 5:00 in Professor Schott's Office (Suite 390-H).

The Hoffman Cup is the premiere trial advocacy tournament at Denver Law and is seeking the best mock trial teams in the school. The Hoffman Cup is the law school’s most prestigious trial advocacy crown. The award is named for our esteemed alumnus and Denver-based attorney, Daniel Hoffman, LLM’58. The Hoffman Cup Tournament is run by the Sturm College of Law Center For Advocacy and the Moot Court Board. Every team that desires to participate in The Hoffman Cup will be given the opportunity to enter into the selection process. Selection to compete in the tournament is based upon merit points which are earned based upon a student’s experience and advanced coursework.

Hoffman Cup Application (PDF)

Hoffman Cup Rules (PDF)

Click Here to View the 2016 Hoffman Cup Finals Video

Click Here to View the 2015 Hoffman Cup Finals Video

Click Here to View the 2014 Hoffman Cup Finals Video

Click Here to View the 2012 Hoffman Cup Finals Video

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