With the first year focused on transitioning into law school and the demands that come with it, students become eligible to compete on interscholastic teams after their third quarter.
Baylor Law has a long and storied record of success in national competitions; year in and year out, Baylor teams routinely place among the elite teams in America. Because of its standing as one of the top advocacy programs in the nation, Baylor Law is regularly invited to the prestigious National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions—a competition it has won several times.
Over the years, that success fuels enthusiasm as students vie for coveted spots on various teams. Competitors are selected through their performance in tryouts after intra-school competitions and advocacy exercises, with teams spending many hours honing courtroom skills and perfecting their knowledge of the facts and the law of their particular cases. The common factors in most competitions are a brief, a writing component, and a speaking component, weighted differently depending on the competition.