Campbell Law advocates invited to compete in Summit Cup Mock Trial Championship

Photo of Campbell Law students competing in a courtroom

Campbell Law is once again competing in the Summit Cup Mock Trial Championship this weekend, Oct. 3-5, 2019, in Golden, Colorado, hosted by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Third-year students Michaela Weber and Adam Webb are trying a case modeled on the Michael Peterson murder  trial. Second-year students Summer Combs and Dane Peddicord are serving as expert witnesses on his wife  Kathleen Peterson’s cause of death.

“Invitations to the Summit Cup are limited to trial advocacy schools who have won championships in the past year,” explains Professor Dan Tilly, director of Campbell Law’s Trial Advocacy Program. “It brings together the best of the best. Please wish our advocates luck this weekend!”

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

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.