Campbell Law Competitive Advocacy Program kicks off fall season at Summit Cup

Photo of 2021 Summit Cup Team

Campbell Law School’s award-winning Advocacy Program kicked off its fall competition season on Sept. 30, 2021, appearing at the first in-person mock trial competition since 2019.

Campbell Law advocates are once again competing in the Summit Cup Mock Trial Competition on Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021. The students and their alumni coach traveled to Golden, Colorado, where the competition is hosted annually by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

The Summit Cup is a national invitational competition honoring the top winning teams from the country’s best trial advocacy programs. Conceived in 2017, the Summit Cup unites every law school program that won a major trial competition in the preceding year. Uniquely, the Summit Cup uses trial lawyers and lay people to serve as scoring jurors, so student advocates get a broad cross-section of feedback and evaluation.

Third-year law students Carolyn Duhon, Jennifer Garcia, Melvin Holland and Grey Pethel, and second-year student Christopher Stock are representing Campbell Law in the competition. The team is coached by Campbell Law alumna Casey Peaden ’17.

Campbell Law has been invited to the Summit Cup every year since its inception in 2017 by winning competitions across the country to qualify for this prestigious tournament.

“Invitations to the Summit Cup are only extended to trial advocacy schools who have won championships in the previous academic year,” explains Tatiana Terry, director of Campbell Law’s Competitive Advocacy Program. “It brings together the best of the best. Please wish our advocates luck this weekend!”