STAC Call for Judges

AAJ needs your help in judging the annual Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC).  The competition is an exceptional opportunity for law school students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills.  This annual competition relies on attorneys like you to donate time and expertise toward fostering the brightest young legal minds.

Fourteen regional competitions will be held March 9 - 12 in Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Raleigh, NC; Santa Monica, CA; Seattle, WA; Tuscalossa, AL; and Washington, DC.  The top team from each region will advance to the national finals March 30 - April 2, 2017 in Cleveland, OH.  Teams will be judged on their skills in case preparation, opening statements, use of facts, examination of lay and expert witnesses, and closing arguments.

Volunteers needed! Click on the location below that you are interested in judging to sign up directly online.  If your location does not yet have a direct link please e-mail to sign up today!  

Regional locations
March 9 - 12:

Boston, MA

Chicago, IL

Denver, CO

Houston, TX

Louisville, KY

Miami, FL

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Raleigh, NC

Santa Monica, CA

Seattle, WA

Tuscaloosa, AL

Washington, DC

STAC finals 
March 30 - April 2:

Cleveland, OH

Attorneys who are interested in volunteering as judges or would like more information should e-mail or visit the competition Web site at We hope you will volunteer your time and share your expertise!

Volunteers may be able to obtain CLE credit for serving as a judge in a mock trial competition; check with your state Bar to find out.