National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition

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.

Volunteer Judge Information

Bay Area Hotel Information

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.

General Documents

Team Documents

  • NCTAC Invitation
  • Judges Volunteer 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:

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

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