How to get involved

Trial Practice Honors Board Members:

  • The application to become a board member for the 2019-2020 school year is available! Please download the following application and email to Tanvi Shah by Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5pm.
  • Board applications will be released in the Spring for the following year. The coaches and adjunct professors will have final say over board member positions.
  • Considerations for board positions include internal and external competition participation, Trial Advocacy class participation, and other contributions to further trial advocacy at King Hall. 
  • After board membership offers are extended and accpeted, the new board will meet to vote on specific positions. 
  • For a list of current and past board members, please visit our Meet the Board page

Carr Competition: 

  • You must register for the Carr Competition by the deadline. Important dates and other information is available on the website under "Carr Competition" or on the Home page.
  • The Competition is open to all UC Davis law students. One (1) class credit will be given to second-year (2L) and third-year (3L) participants who comply with the regulations of the competition ONLY. First-year (1L) students may participate, but not for credit. 
  • For more about the Carr Competition, please visit our Francis Carr Competition page

Cota Competition

  • Register for the competition by the deadline.
  • The Competition is open to all 1L students at UC Davis.
  • For more about the Cota Competition, please visit our Dennis M. Cota 1L Competition page

Outside Competitions:

  • Try-outs will be held every Fall Semester for law students interested in joining a mock trial team. Information about try-outs will be published on the website home page, on the TPHB bulletin board in King Hall, and on our Facebook page. 
  • Any UC Davis Law student is free to try-out. Credit for participation in outside competitions may be available for 2L and 3L students.

For more information about receiving class credit, please see the registrar.

Scrimmage Teams:

  • The external competition teams look for volunteers to help prepare as they get closer to their competition date. The primary job of the memebers of the scrimmage teams is to serve as witnesses during practice. Team members will be required to show up at least once a week to practices. 

    Please email if you are interested in helping out. 


  •  To support the TPHB, please see more information about donating here