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Flory Trial Competition

Photos of the 1st place trophies in the Flory Trial Competition

Named in honor of the late professor of the Law Center, the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition is a mock trial competition open to all second-and third-year law students.  A Flory Trial is held each semester; the fall Flory trial is traditionally a criminal case, while the spring Flory trial is a civil case.

Any 2L or 3L can participate as an attorney. Any student, including first-year students, can act as a juror or witness. Participating in the Flory trials is one of the best ways to get real-life experience and exposure to evidence and other rules of trial.  (Coursework in evidence is not a required prerequisite to participate in the Flory Trials.) The finalists of each semester’s Flory Trials receive an automatic invitation to membership on the Board of Advocates.

Spring 2023 Flory Trial Competition

Spring 2023 Competition Materials:

The Spring Flory problem is a civil case tried using the Federal Rules of Evidence. The Spring 2023 Flory Problem and competition rules can be found in the Advocacy Resources drive. To access the folder, visit the LSU Law Center Remote File Access page, log in using your MyLSU credentials, and then navigate to Community Files -> Restricted -> Advocacy Resources.

Teams can register to compete in the Spring 2023 Flory Trials by completing this online registration form: Spring 2023 Flory Trial Team Registration Form

Spring 2023 Competition Dates:

  • Team Registration Period: January 3 through January 13 (registration will close at 5:00 pm)
  • Preliminary Round 1: Wednesday, January 18 between 6 and 10 pm
  • Preliminary Round 2: Monday, January 23 between 6 and 10 pm
  • Quarterfinal Round: Wednesday, January 25 between 6 and 10 pm
  • Semifinal Round: Tuesday, January 31 between 6 and 10 pm
  • Final Round: Monday, February 6 at 6:00 pm in the LSU Law Center’s Robinson Courtroom (Room 201)