Campbell Law School’s award-winning Advocacy Program kicks off its fall competition season on Sept. 30, 2020.
Campbell Law advocates are once again competing in the Summit Cup Mock Trial Championship this weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2020, but with a COVID-19 twist. Instead of traveling to the competition in Golden, Colorado, which is hosted annually by the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Campbell Law advocates will be competing in their own courtrooms virtually.
The Summit Cup is a national invitational competition honoring the top 12 trial advocacy programs from law schools across the country that have won significant tournaments in the prior academic year.
Third-year law students Jordan Arroyo, Summer Combs, Ian Hobbs and Brandon Irabor are representing Campbell Law in the competition. The team is coached by Campbell Law alumnae Kimberly Dixon ’15 and Terrie Nelson ’18.
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.
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.