In 2009, the Center for Advocacy created the law school’s National Trial Team. Previously the school was represented by separate, smaller traveling squads, wherein the coaches, students, and alumni associated with each squad operated independently of one another.
Earning a spot on the National Trial Team is a coveted achievement. Students on The National Trial Team receive year-round education from actual practicing trial attorneys. When not preparing for national competitions, the students engage in "practice modules" wherein they acquire professional knowledge in areas such as Depositions, Voir Dire, Motions in Limine, Client Counseling, and more. Additionally, the National Trial Team boasts stellar bar exam passage rate and job placement of graduating National Trial Team members.
Tryouts are held every spring, usually in late March or early April. More information about Tryouts can be found on this site.
2018-2019 National Trial Team
Top Row (l to r) Alan Oterin, Martin Tenorio, Daniel Woodbridge, Schyeler Gilman, Sean Cuff, Chandler Neumann
Middle Row (l to r) Daniel Steinhauser, John Steele, Brett Kaplan, Taylor Suta, Sam Gangemi, Abby Hegary, Andrew Eads, Gracen Short
Bottom Row (l to r) Caitlin Birrell, Stephanie Faurotte, Leah Perczak, Lauren Selby, Lauren Knapp Mckenna Mayfield, Allison Takacs, Young Shin, Jacob Goldstein
2017-2018 National Trial Team
Row 1: Lindsey Peterson, Taylor McCreary, Hannah Taylor, Madeleine Sheahan, Jessica Cordero, McKenna Mayfield, Leah Perczak, Lauren Knapp, Gracen Short
Row 2: Bryn Barasha, Chelsea Moore, Taylor Suta, Abby Hegarty, John Steele, Josh Mangiagli, Bode Doyle, Christina Bloeman, Darren Kaplan, Allison Takas
Row 3: Mark Campbell, Ethan Harter, Joel Zink, Sean Cuff, Stephen Moore, Hunter Heidrich, Daniel Woodbridge, Danielle Mark
2016-2017 National Trial Team
2016-2017 National Trial Team
National Trial Team Coaches
National Trial Team Member Wins Best Cross Examination
Our National Trial Team competed in the Florida National Trial Advocacy Tournament. The squad advanced to the quarter finals as a team and one of our very own, Lucas Corliss, won the “Best Cross Examination” award. Congratulations DU National Trial Team!
NATIONAL TRIAL TEAM PLACES IN TOP 5 AT D.C. TOURNEY
Our National Trial Team finished in 5th Place (technically tied for 4th place) in a field of 22 teams at Georgetown Law School’s National White Collar Crime Trial Advocacy Tournament. Under the coaching and instruction of Attorney-Coach Sean Olson the All-2L squad of Josh Abromovitz, Alex Duncan, Kelly Frickleton, and Justin Friedberg, competed on behalf of our school, and Josh Abromovitz won the prestigious Best Advocate Award for the tournament.
NATIONAL TRIAL TEAM MEMBER WINS BEST ADVOCATE AWARD
Our National Trial Team recently competed at the fall Buffalo-Niagara Trial Advocacy Tournament, under the coaching and instruction of Attorney-Coach Kevin Keyes, and Assistant Coach Kyle McFarlane. The squad of Christopher Brummitt, Allison Derschang, Casey Fleming and Steven Visioli advanced past the “breakout” and Christopher Brummit won the prestigious Best Advocate Award.
DU LAW’S 2015 NATIONAL TRIAL TEAM
Row 1 – Allison Derschang, Sarah Colburn, Neillie Fields, Arielle Hanser, Elizabeth Austin, Kelly Frickleton
Row 2 – Casey Fleming, Padraic Emerine, Grant Grosgebauer, Josh Abromovitz, James Bornhoft, Chris Brummitt
Row 3 – Steve Visioli, Gavin Jacobs, Justin Friedberg, Alex Duncan, Luke Corliss
Team Members: Christy Redmond, Robert Zahradnik-Mitchell
Coaches: Sean Olson, Brad Moloney, Nicole Quintana, Garrik Storgaard, Chris Wilcox, Kevin Keyes, Kyle McFarlane, Katy Konecny, and David Schott
DU LAW’S 2015 – 2016 NATIONAL TRIAL TEAM COACHES
Row 1 – Katy Konecny, Kyle McFarlane, Garrik Storgaard
Row 2 – Sean Olson, Kevin Keyes, David Schott, Chris Wilcox