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.
Fall 2013 Flory Trial Competition:
(Teams should also download a Corrected Copy of Exhibit 3 to the Flory Problem.)
Registration Open from Aug. 19 through Sept. 6, 2013
Preliminary Rounds: Sept. 10 & 12, 2013
Octofinal Round: Sept. 19, 2013
Quarterfinal Round: Sept. 23, 2013
Semifinal Round: Sept. 26, 2013
The Final Round will be held on Sept. 30, 2013 in the Robinson Courtroom at 6:00 pm
Previous Flory Trial Problems: