MSU College of Law

Michigan State University-DCL College of Law Hosts Trial Competition

For Release March 16, 2004

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400 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
Barbara Anselmo
Britta S. Albrecht

East Lansing, Michigan. The Moot Court and Advocacy Board of the Michigan State University-DCL College of Law will host the 2004 Spring All-School Trial Competition on Saturday, March 20, from 2-8 p.m. in The Clif and Carolyn Haley Moot Court Room of the Law College Building on the MSU campus.

The All-School Trial Competition provides MSU-DCL law students experience and exposure to the courtroom and its functions. Its mission is to prepare students for real-world trials, requiring them to make an opening statement, to examine witnesses, and to finish with a closing argument. The competition replicates a courtroom, complete with The Moot Court and Advocacy Board students to play the role of the judge, witnesses, and jury. Participants study the trial information (in this case, bribery counts against a public official) and then prepare to defend or prosecute their client.

The All-School Trial Competition is a venue for law firms to view prospective job candidates, which encourages student involvement. First- and second-place cash prizes are awarded to the winning students.

Founded in 1891, Michigan State University-DCL College of Law is a private law college affiliated with Michigan State University. The college is located at Bogue and Shaw Lane on the MSU campus in East Lansing. MSU-DCL remains the oldest continuously operating independent law school in the nation and was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1941. It has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1946.