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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 2024 Flory Trial Competition

Spring 2024 Competition Materials:

Important Competition Dates:

  • Team Registration Period: January 11 through January 26 (registration will close at 5:00 pm)
  • Preliminary Round 1: Wednesday, January 31 between 6 and 10 pm
  • Preliminary Round 2: Monday, February 5 between 6 and 10 pm
  • Quarterfinal Round: Monday, February 19 between 6 and 10 pm
  • Semifinal Round: Monday, February 26 between 6 and 10 pm
  • Final Round: Wednesday, March 6 at 6:00 pm in the LSU Law Center’s Robinson Courtroom (Room 201)