Recap of the Competition


From Carr Competition Chair Marshall Baker:

This is just a reminder that next week (October 15-17) is the start of the boot-camp for the Carr competition.  The boot-camp is mandatory for competitors and will prove to be very useful to you during the preparation and presentation of your cases.
The boot-camps are held in Room 2303 during the lunch hour (12 PM) and will be sponsored by practitioners.  Lunch will be provided on the 15th, and 16th, but was not approved for the last day.
  • October 15: Evidence; 
  • October 16: Opening statements, closing arguments,  building rapport with the jury;
  • October 17: Direct and cross examination.
I will be holding office hours to answer questions you might have on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-Noon outside of the ASP office.  
You will be notified of your competitors for the preliminary round on the first day of the boot-camp.

-Marshall Baker


From Hank Nguyen and Carl Larson, Witness Coordinators:

Remember that you must attend the mandatory witness training this upcoming Monday. Witness Boot Camp - Monday 10/14 at 12:00PM in Room 2303. Lunch will be served. Let Hank Nguyen or Chris (Carl) Larson know if you can't make it.

Be sure to read your deposition transcript before Monday. It is a fairly brisk read. Go over it a few times; get a good feel for the character. Don't worry about knowing what a deposition is.

Thank you all for helping us make the Carr Competition a success. Both Chris ( and I ( are available if you have questions.

-Hank Nguyen


Come help the Trial Practice Board raise money to support our program here at King Hall!

On Tuesday October 15, 2013: Thai Canteen will be giving us 10% of the proceeds from sales to King Hall students. ALL DAY. Go to Thai Canteen at any time on the 15th and present them with a flyer showing that you are from the law school. Flyers will be passed out the week of October 7th and 14th. Additional flyers can be found at Thai Canteen by their register counter.

Where: Thai Canteen, 117 E Street, Davis, Ca 95616

On Thursday October 17, 2013: Open Rice will be giving us between $1 - $1.50 on every dish sold! Just mention the Trial Practice Honors Board or the Law School when ordering. ALL DAY.

Where: Open Rice, 204 G Street, Davis, Ca 95616

Thank you!

Sign up for the Carr Competition!

The deadline to sign up is Monday, September 30 at NOON

 If you are interested in being a trial attorney or just want to participate in a fun intraschool competition (and earn one unit of credit) sign up for the 2103 Carr Competition. (Please note—though 1Ls can compete, they cannot receive a unit for competing.)

This year for the first time in the history of the Competition the preliminary rounds will be held at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento in front of federal judges. Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity! Furthermore, if you want to be on the Trial Practice Honors Board as a 3L you must have participated in the Competition.

Sign up as a team, an individual (who will be matched with a partner), or as a witness. Witnesses are invaluable to the Competition and the time commitment is minimal! Being a witness is a great opportunity for 1Ls who want to participate in the Competition but do not have a lot of time. 

The dates of the Carr Competition this year are as follows:

1.         BOOTCAMP - Mandatory for Participants

            Where: King Hall, LUNCH HOUR

            Monday, October 14: Witness Preparation (1L Witnesses ONLY)

            Tuesday, October 15: Evidence

            Wednesday, October 16: Opening/Closing/Demeanor 

            Thursday, October 17: Direct/Cross Examination 

2.         PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE - Mandatory for Participants


3.         PRELIMINARY ROUNDS - Mandatory for Participants

            Where: Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento

            When: Saturday, October, 26th, 2013 - 9:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

4.         QUARTER-FINAL ROUNDS - Top 8 Teams

            Where: King Hall

            When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.

5.         SEMI-FINAL ROUNDS - Top 4 Teams

            Where: King Hall

            When: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

6.         FINAL ROUND - Top 2 Teams

            Where: King Hall

            When: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.

Due to limited space, we have to cap the Competition so sign up as soon as possible. The DEADLINE for signing up for the Carr Competition is Monday, September 30, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. To sign up, email Marshall Baker ( or Elise Weinberg (

Carr Competition Informational Meeting! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

12 pm - 1 pm

King Hall Room 2303

If you are interested in being a trial attorney or just want to participate in a fun intraschool trial competition (and earn one unit of credit) come learn about the UC Davis School of Law's Frances Carr Competition! The annual Competition pits King Hall student teams against each other in a trial setting in front of real trial judges and attorneys.

For the first time EVER the preliminary rounds will take place at the Federal Courthouse in Sacramento in front of Federal judges. This is an awesome opportunity that is available for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls!*


*Though 1Ls can compete, they cannot receive a unit for competing. 1Ls are also needed to serve as witnesses for the competition. Being a witness is a great way to learn about the UC Davis Trial Program and advocacy at large.

Carr Competition Fall 2013!

  • Important Dates:

      • Registration:TBA
      • First Round: Saturday, October 26th, 2013
        • Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse
        • 501 I Street (at 5th Street), Sacramento, CA 95814

    More information about the Carr Competition will be announced soon. If you have any questions, please contact Elise Weinberg.

  • Office Hours

    Trial Practice Honors Board Room. UC Davis School of Law, 400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616.

    If you have questions or concerns you can contact the Carr Competition Chair Marshall Baker  or the President Elise Weinberg. For any questions about volunteering, please contact Brian Cooke.