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 provides an excellent opportunity to hone trial practice skills. 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.
Questions about the Flory Trials should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2014 Flory Trial Competition:
The Spring 2014 Flory Trial Problem, McGee vs. School Board of Dallas County, is now available. (Teams, please note: Art. II(1) of the Flory Rules [below] is suspended for the Spring 2014 Flory Trial. The Federal Rules of Evidence and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are the governing documents.)
Registration for the Spring Flory Trial is now closed. Good luck to all competitors.
Preliminary Rounds: Feb. 10 & Feb. 11, 2014
Octofinal Round: Feb. 13, 2014
Quarterfinal Round: Feb. 18, 2014
Semifinal Round: Feb. 20, 2014
The Final Round will be held on March 10, 2014 in the Robinson Courtroom at 6:00 pm.
Previous Flory Trial Problems: