Friday, October 11, 2019

Law School 2018-19 trial competition rankings

Based on law school trial competition data compiled by Professor Joe Lester at Faulkner University School of Law and published by Fordham University School of Law. The ranking methodology is as follows:

"Point allocation for all single-tournament national competitions is as follows: 3 points for winning the competition, 2 points for making it to the final round, and 1 point for making it to the semi-final round. For exclusively regional tournaments (AAJ Regionals, TYLA Regionals, Chester Bedall), each winning team is allocated 3 points. No points are allocated for regional finalists or semi-finalists.

For AAJ Nationals and TYLA Nationals, where all participating teams won regional qualifiers, the points are allocated as follows: 4 points for winning the competition, 3 points for making it to the final round, and 2 points for making it to the semi-final round. Additional weight is not given to other “selective” national competitions because each competition employs their own unique rubric for school selection and do not share the unquestionable objectivity of a regional tournament qualifier."

And here are the rankings themselves: 

The Trial Competition Performance Ranking (TCPR) is an objective snapshot of achievement in interscholastic law school trial competitions.

Performance Rankings Top 25

Fordham University School of Law
Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center
2018 - 2019 Academic Year Fall 2016 - Present
1 Stetson 21 points 1 Stetson 43 points
2 Loyola Chicago 17 points 2 Drexel Kine 29 points
3 UCLA 15 points 3 Fordham 26 points
4 South Carolina 14 points St. Johns 26 points
5 Akron 12 points Wake Forest 26 points
Campbell 12 points 6 Baylor 25 points
7 American 11 points Campbell 25 points
UC Berkeley 11 points Cumberland 25 points
9 Emory 10 points Loyola Chicago 25 points
10 Baylor 9 points 10 American 24 points
Brooklyn 9 points South Carolina 24 points
Cumberland 9 points UC Hastings 24 Points
William & Mary 9 points 13 Georgetown 23 points
14 Catholic 8 points 14 Chicago-Kent 22 points
Loyola LA 8 points Northwestern 22 points
SMU 8 points UCLA 22 points
Temple 8 points 17 Akron 21 points
18 Drexel Kline 7 points Loyola LA 21 points
Harvard 7 points 19 Florida 20 points
John Marshall Chicago 7 points Maryland 20 points
St. Thomas 7 points 21 UC Berkeley 19 points
22 Faulkner 6 points 22 NYU 18 points
Fordham 6 points 23 Brooklyn 17 points
Georgetown 6 points Harvard 17 points
NYU 6 points Temple 17 points
Pacific McGeorge 6 points
Syracuse 6 points

 

Hat tip to the Tax Prof blog.

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