National Trial Team

USD’s National Trial Team trains students for regional and national trial competitions. Competing in five major tournaments each year, the team is dedicated to teaching the art of trial advocacy and molding strong future litigators. Members of the trial team are selected through participation in a spring intramural competition.  The team is coached by seasoned attorneys with both mock trial and real-life litigation experience. Competing members can receive academic credit. 

Organization Contact


Haley Shumaker, Assistant Director of Advocacy Programs, and Professor Francis A. DiGiacco