Named in honor of the late professor of the Law Center, the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition is open to all second-and third-year law students and is sponsored by the Trial Advocacy Board. A Flory Trial is held each semester; the fall Flory trial is traditionally a criminal case, while the spring Flory trial is a civil case. Students interested in being considered for membership of the Trial Advocacy Board must compete in at least one Flory Trial during their second year of law school.
Any 2L or 3L can participate as an attorney. Any student, including first-year students, can act as a juror or witness. Participating in the Flory trials is one of the best ways to get real-life experience and exposure to evidence and other rules of trial. (Coursework in evidence is not a required prerequisite to participate in the Flory Trials.)
In preparing for the Flory Trials, students are encouraged to attend the Trial Advocacy Board Workshop held each August and to visit the Trial Advocacy Resources section of this website.
Spring 2018 Flory Trial Competition
Teams must review the Flory Trial Competition Rules and Procedures and the Judges’ Scoresheet prior to registering to compete. The Spring 2018 Flory Trial Competition will use the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Teams can register for the Spring Flory Trials by filling out an online registration form. Team Registration will open on December 1, 2017, and registration will close on January 16, 2018.
Spring 2017 Flory Trial Competition Dates
- Case File Released: December 1, 2017
- Preliminary Round 1: January 22, 2018
- Preliminary Round 2: January 25, 2018
- Quarterfinal Round: January 29, 2018
- Semifinal Round: February 1, 2018
- Final Round: February 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Robinson Courtroom