Duquesne Law is collaborating on national competition

Duquesne University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law will co-host the regional round of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) National Trial Competition in February. The two Pittsburgh law schools are collaborating with the planning and the execution of the virtual advocacy competition. In the current preparation phase, the universities are seeking law alumni from each school to assist in judging the event.

"This is a unique competition with cross-town law schools working together to give legal students the opportunity to strengthen their advocacy skills. Legal professionals who judge are essential in running the competition and giving students practical application of their studies," said Pete Giglione, adjunct professor and trial advocacy program coordinator at Duquesne Law and partner with Massa Butler Giglione in Pittsburgh.

Legal students garner advantageous experience from the competition and receive meaningful interactions with members of the bench and bar. The national competition, according to the TYLA website, "attracts teams from more than 140 law schools and involves more than 1,000 law students each year."

Alumni who are interested in judging the competition that will take place February 17-20, 2022, via Zoom may serve as a judge from any location, with each round lasting approximately two hours. CLE credits are available for those who assist as judges for the competition. Those who are interested in judging may register here.

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Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University’s academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

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