Free

Heninger Garrison Davis: Closing Argument Competition "In Summation 2017"

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Stephen D. Heninger Moot Court Room

2224 1st Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Annual Closing Argument Competition. Heninger Garrison Davis takes great pride in this event and the learning opportunity it provides for students attending Cumberland School of Law and Birmingham School of Law. Our goal is to encourage advocacy and reward those law students for advancing their advocacy skills.

Registration will be limited to 20 participants with only five members of trial team to be included. Competitors must have completed or be enrolled in Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy.

Each participant will be given a trial problem and asked to present a closing argument before a mock jury that may include judges, lawyers and laypersons. There will be no evidentiary objections. Participants will be randomly assigned plaintiff or defense.

1st Round of Competition: 10/11/17 and 10/12/17

  • 20 participants (will compete one of the days only)
  • 10 minute time limit
  • May reserve time for rebuttals

Final Round: 10/18/2017

  • Top 4 will advance to the final round
  • 15 minute time limit
  • May reserve time for rebuttals

Judging Criteria

Scores will range from 1 – 5 points in each of the following areas:

•Proper Use of the Facts and Law

•Presentation Skills

•Courtroom Presence

•Persuasiveness

Maximum points = 20

Prizes

  • 1st Place will receive $1,000 & an engraved plaque with their name
  • 2nd Place will receive a check for $750 & an engraved plaque with their name
  • 3rd Place will receive a check for $500 & an engraved plaque with their name
Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC

Stephen D. Heninger Moot Court Room

2224 1st Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved