The College of Law offers a trial practice course every semester, taught by experienced trial attorneys Carl Stich, Jr., Partner, White, Getgey & Meyer with Joseph Heyd of The Procter and Gamble Company, and Charles Atkins; all experienced trial attorneys will teach introductory trial practice courses this year. We also offer related and advanced courses, such as witness preparation and pretrial discovery.
All 2L trial practice students participate with local attorneys in the CLE series "Actors' Directions for Winning Trial Performance," taught by CCM Professor of Drama, Rocco DalVera.
The College of Law also offers a trial practice competition course, designed to prepare students for regional inter-school competitions. After the one semester course, students selected for trial practice competition receive additional, intensive coaching in preparation for each competition, and receive non-classroom credit for their work.
Daniel J. Donnellon '86, Partner, Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L., and Sheila M. Smith '95, Partner, Freking and Betz, experienced and outstanding trial attorneys, teach our trial practice competition course and coaches for competitions. Many Cincinnati attorneys lend us their expertise as judges, advisors or coaches for the trial team as the year progresses. Many Cincinnati actors also provide coaching for presentation polish.
Tryouts for the following year's team takes place during the spring semester.
Congratulations to Alex Rodger ’12, Allison Kendall ’12, and Emily Homel ‘13. The team successfully competed in the 38th Annual National Trial Competition.Over 350 teams from law schools throughout the country begin the National Trial Competition process in late February; only 28 are invited to the NTC final rounds in Austin, Texas. The success at the National Trial Competition ranked UC in the top 10 in the country! (read more)
A University of Cincinnati College of Law Trial Practice Competition Team advanced to the "Elite Eight" in the Regional National Trial Competition, held February 12-14. Team members Luke Anderson, Emily Vance and Emily Barth, all second-year students, became the first team in the College of Law’s history to advance to elimination rounds in a national competition. (read more)