Last weekend, Loyola’s Byrne Trial Advocacy Teams dominated at the National Trial Competition Regionals. One team was named Regional Champions after going undefeated winning all five of their trials against other Southern California law schools. This is Loyola's 21st regional championship in 26 years. We will be cheering them on at the National Finals in Austin, Texas next month for our eighth national championship!
The Byrne Trial Advocacy Team is a mock trial team where second, third, and fourth-year students have the opportunity to receive individualized training in trial advocacy while receiving units for their participation. Students are trained to conduct all aspects of a jury trial including opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, closing arguments, and evidentiary arguments to a judge. Tournaments involve both civil and criminal cases.
The incredible success of our students is the result of our dedicated faculty, staff, and alumni that coach each team member. This emphasis on skills training prepares our students for success in a competitive job market after graduation.