National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC)


The National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC) is open to all ABA-accredited law schools that have demonstrated excellence in mock trial competitions and/or demonstrated excellence in the training of law students in litigation skills. The purpose of the tournament is to provide student litigants an opportunity to develop and display the skills of a successful civil litigator.

A total of sixteen (16) law schools are invited to compete in the competition. Each school may bring one team of four advocates/witnesses, and each team is guaranteed to participate in at least three full trials. Trials are judged by distinguished members of the Southern California bar, including partners and associates from numerous Los Angeles civil litigation firms. Schools are invited based on the applications submitted.