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Kline Rises to 3rd Place in National Trial Team Performance Ranking

#3 ranking for Trial Team performance illustration

October 10, 2018

The Kline School of Law has been ranked #3 in the U.S. in the 2017-18 Trial Competition Performance Ranking published by Fordham University School of Law, based on the Trial Team's combined performance in 2016-17 and 2017-18. 

Based on competitions in 2017-18 alone, the school ranked #4, up from #6 the previous year.

The Trial Competition Performance Ranking provides an objective snapshot of achievement, awarding points for different competition wins as well as for advances to final or semi-final rounds in regional and national tournaments.

Kline’s Trial Team won prestigious national and regional competitions in the last academic year:

  • National Champion, Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition, hosted by Baylor Law School, June 2018
  • Regional Champions, American Association of Justice Trial Competition, April 2018
  • Regional Champions, Texas Young Lawyers Association Trial Team Competition, February 2018
  • National Champions, Tournament of Champions, sponsored by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, November 2017

The Kline School of Law Trial Team is off to a great start in the current academic year. Kline students took Second Place in the invitational Summit Cup mock trial competition hosted by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in early October. An all-2L team took Fourth Place in the invitational Battle of the Experts, in which one student was named an “Outstanding Advocate” for her performance in the preliminary rounds.