2017 Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC) Teams Selected

Press Release 2017 ETAC Teams Selected

San Juan, Puerto Rico – January 24, 2017 – Estrella, LLC is pleased to announce that the fourteen schools selected to participate in the 2017 Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC) are:

American University Washington College of Law

Campbell University School of Law

Charlotte School of Law

Fordham University School of Law

Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law

The George Washington University Law School

Thomas Jefferson School of Law


University at Buffalo Law School

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

UCLA School of Law

University of Virginia

University of Pennsylvania Law School

University of Puerto Rico

Valparaiso Law School


This coming April 1-2, 2017, the George Washington University Law School and Estrella, LLC will host the fifth annual Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition (ETAC).  Yes, this is our 5 Year Anniversary! ETAC is the only federal civil mock trial competition in Puerto Rico.  The Competition is an invaluable learning experience in which law students can practice advocacy skills through participation in a mock trial.  These types of competitions prepare law students in ways that a classroom cannot, and measures their ability in real time against nation-wide peers.  Students are afforded the opportunity to put into practice the rules of evidence, trial strategy, and oral advocacy skills including preparation of lines of questioning, statements, and arguments. Additionally, using real courtrooms gives students the unique experience of learning to use the well, witness box, jury box, and how to address the bench.