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April 19, 2016
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Harvard Law School wins 2016 TYLA National Trial Competition

AUSTIN — At the largest mock trial competition in the country, Harvard Law School bested more than 300 teams from across the nation to be named national champion.

The National Trial Competition, in its 41st year, is hosted by the Texas Young Lawyers Association in partnership with the American College of Trial Lawyers. Harvard Law School won the first year of the competition 40 years ago and the school’s 2016 team, consisting of Amanda Mundell and Joseph Resnek, repeated that feat this year.

Of the original 300 teams in the competition, the top two winners from 14 regions advanced to national finals in Dallas, which were held March 30 through April 3. More than 150 attorneys volunteered to judge and more than 100 volunteer witnesses participated in the event.

The National Trial Competition is designed to expose law students to the nature of trial practice and to serve as a supplement to their education. 

Full results from the finals are attached. For more information visit

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