53rd SRBLSA Regional
Convention & Career Fair
Convention Title Sponsor
If you would like to become the Convention Title Sponsor for this illustrious event, please email Alexia Nesmith firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to become The Advocacy Competition Title Sponsor for our Regional Advocacy Competitions, please email Alexia Nesmith at email@example.com.
Social Action Luncheon
Southern Journal for Policy & Justice Title Sponsor
If you would like to become a Southern Journal for Policy and Justice Title Sponsor, please email Sikudhani Foster-McCray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Constance Baker Motley (left) speaking with Thurgood Marshall (right)
Constance baker motley mock trial competition
The Regional Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition (CBMMTC) consists of a maximum of 18 teams. Rounds simulate a civil trial proceeding where each team, consisting of four members each, offers opening statements, direct and cross examination of witnesses, and closing arguments. The top three placing teams from the regional convention will be invited to compete at the National Convention Advocacy Competition. Advocates are evaluated on their overall courtroom presence, command of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, teamwork, and accuracy of objections. Each trial lasts approximately two and one-half hours.
THURGOOD MARSHALL MOOT COURT competition
The Regional Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition (TMMCC) consists of a maximum of 18 teams made up of two advocates per team. Teams will write briefs arguing on behalf of petitioner and respondent. Regional competitions will simulate an appellate oral argument proceeding. The top three placing teams from the regional convention will be invited to compete at the National Convention Advocacy Competition. For each round, oral arguments are evaluated on the competitor's overall ability as an appellate advocate. Each team consists of the two advocates per side speaking for an allotted time of no more than 30 minutes, including rebuttal. After each side articulates their argument, the judges score each competitor using the official TMMCC rubric. Overall, each round lasts no more than 1 1/2 hours from start, to finish.