Kathryn C. Seely, Chair
Elise M. Coombs, Associate
Professor Louis Jim, Faculty Advisor
Participants try cases prepared by the Senior Prize Trials Chair.
Eligibility: The competition is open to teams comprised of two third-year students who are enrolled in academic study at Albany Law School for both the fall and spring semesters and have a GPA of 2.0 or above (72 team limit). No academic credit will be given for participation in the competition.
Judges: Judges for all preliminary rounds are practicing judges and attorneys from the area. A New York State Judge, United States District Court Judge or Magistrate Judge presides over the final trial. The presiding judge is responsible for selecting which team will advance in the competition. The judge's decision is independent of the jury verdict.
Juries & Bailiffs: The bailiff and jury members are composed of first-year students and occasionally high school students from the area.
2019-2020 McGovern Senior Prize Trials Competition Results:
The competition was scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020, however, due to COVID-19, the competition was cancelled.