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Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Competition

The Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center at Fordham University School of Law hosts the Judge Paul Joseph Kelly, Jr. Invitational Trial Competition. The competition is held at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The competition features two preliminary rounds in which teams of two lawyers try the case on each side. Successful teams advance through quarterfinal and semifinal rounds. The championship round is then judged by a special guest judge to be announced. Witnesses are provided throughout the competition.

If your law school is interested in participating in this competition, please contact the Brendan Moore Trial Advocates at