California Attorneys for Criminal Justice & Hastings College of Law Presents:
National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition
October 24-27, 2019
CACJ’s annual NCTAC has quickly become known for its excellence and
our competitors hail from some of the best trial advocacy programs in
the nation. Both the fact pattern and judging have been acclaimed as exemplars
of what a national competition should include. Every year, federal and
state judges as well as some of the most skilled criminal trial lawyers
in California volunteer to judge this competition. The fact pattern provides
competitors with the opportunity to prepare and hone their trial skills
using case materials modeled on a real-world criminal case file. This
year’s competition will be held at the Federal District Courthouse
and the final round will be held at UC Hastings College of the Law, located
in the Civic Center area of San Francisco. We look forward to this event
and encourage you to participate.
Friday Evening Reception
Participants are invited to a Reception at the Soluna Cafe on Friday evening.
Additional details have been sent to coaches and advisors.
272 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94102
All participants MUST all have identification.
The marshals will not permit entry into the building in the absence of
ID. On occasion, a student didn't remember and had to return to the
hotel to get ID and was late for the round. This includes all coaches
and advisors as well.
- NCTAC Invitation
- NCTAC Rules
- Judges Volunteer Packet
- NCTAC Problem
- Competition Answers
- Additional Stipulations
- Coach Packet
CACJ/Hastings Mock Trial Team
Geoff Hansen, Cris Lamb, Nate Peterson, Sara Rief,
Bobbie Stein, Julie Traun, and Orchid Vaghti
See results from other years: