Battle of the Experts The Battle of the Experts is a unique mock trial competition that showcases the critical role of expert witnesses in litigation. Whether advocates are trying civil or criminal cases, they will often examine or cross-examine professionals who have expertise in a wide range of fields, from fingerprints and DNA to forensic accounting, disaster investigation, memory and psychology, medicine and drug interactions and more. This unique competition relies on presiding judges with a distinctive form of expertise: they are all seasoned mock trial coaches, who know exactly what goes into preparing law students to shine in the courtroom. These expert mock trial coaches are supremely well qualified to preside over rounds and ensure a fair competition. A jury of three leading trial lawyers serve as the scoring judges. The competition is limited to 16 of the strongest trial advocacy law schools in the country, ensuring a challenging and rewarding experience for competitors. View Results from Past Competitions Contact Director of Trial Advocacy Phillip Pasquarello with any questions.