The two Pittsburgh law schools are collaborating on the planning and execution of the virtual advocacy competition, which will take place via Zoom. They also are seeking alumni from both law schools to assist in judging the event.
Legal students gain advantageous experience from the TYLA competition and engage in meaningful interactions with members of the bench and bar. The national competition attracts teams from more than 140 law schools and involves more than 1,000 law students each year.
"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 University, who also is a partner with Massa Butler Giglione in Pittsburgh.
Interested Duquesne and Pitt law alumni may serve as a TYLA National Trial Competition judge from any location, with each round lasting approximately two hours. Continuing Legal Education credits are available for those who assist as judges. Visit www.duq.edu/law/TYLA-competition to register to be a judge.