Law advocates earn hardware at regional AAJ mock trial competition

Photo of Campbell Law AAJ advocate finalists

RALEIGH – Two Campbell Law School teams competed in the Regional American Association of Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Regional Competition over the weekend. The 2023 regional tournaments were held virtually via Zoom on March 2-3, 2021.

Advocates Emily Murphy, James Brocker, Emma Tillotson and Corey Goss finished second in the prestigious and highly competitive regional event. They were coached by Jacob Morse ‘17, winner of the 2017 Top Gun National Trial Advocacy Competition.

Advocates Lindsey Ross, Rachel Rogers, Susannah Horton and Taylor Norton, who were proudly coached by Lydia Stoney ’20 and Casey Peaden ’17, made it to the semi-finals.

Photo of Campbell Law AAJ Advocates

In 2019, Campbell Law advocates won the STAC Regional and went on to defeat University of Akron in the National Finals, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s National Finals will be held in person on March 30-April 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The AAJ Mock Trial competition seeks to inspire excellence in trial advocacy through training and education for both law students and practicing attorneys. The association accomplishes this goal in part by sponsoring the Student Trial Advocacy Competition, an annual nationwide mock trial competition. The competition is an exceptional opportunity for law students to develop and practice their trial advocacy skills before distinguished members of the bar and bench.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law will celebrate 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.