2019

  • Championship Finalist, Summit Cup Trial Competition, Golden, Colorado

  • Outstanding Advocate – Vania Smith, Summit Cup Trial Competition, Golden, Colorado

  • Champions, National Trial Competition, San Antonio, TX

  • Best Oral Advocate – Vania Smith received the George A. Spiegelberg Award for Best Oral Advocate at the National Trial Competition, San Antonio, TX

  • Regional Champions, National Trial Competition, Washington, DC

  • Best Advocate – Jennifer Brooker, Regionals, National Trial Competition, Washington, DC

2018

  • Semi-finalist, TYLA/ACTL National Trial Competition Regionals, Washington, D.C.

  • “Perfect Score” Awards, Robbie Cain (Direct Examination) and Kevin Tamul (Cross Examination), Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition, San Juan, PR

  • 3rd Place, Golden Gate University's In Vino Veritas Mock Trial Competition, San Francisco, CA

  • Best Cross Examination, Golden Gate University's In Vino Veritas Mock Trial Competition, San Francisco, CA

2017

  • Quarter-finalist, Golden Gate University's In Vino Veritas Mock Trial Competition, San Francisco, CA

2015

  • "Perfect Score" Award, Rebecca Neville, Golden Gate University's In Vino Veritas Mock Trial Competition, San Francisco, CA

2014

  • 1st Place - 7th Annual John L. Costello Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, held at the Fairfax County Judicial Center in Fairfax, VA. The three-member Columbus School of Law squad prevailed among the 32 teams in the competition, ultimately besting The University of Texas in the final round.

2013

  • 1st Place - Pacific McGeorge 7th National Ethics Trial Competition. The four-member CUA Law team finished first among a field of sixteen highly ranked advocacy schools, besting Fordham Law School in the final round.

2012 

  • Semifinal Round - Pacific McGeorge Sixth National Ethics Trial Competition, held at the United States Courthouse in Sacramento, CA. Four CUA Law school students argued their way to the semifinal round. Sixteen law schools participated in the competition, including some of the leading trial advocacy schools in the nation.

2011

  • Best Advocate - William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition, held in Atlanta, GA. 3L Chris Hall was selected as Best Overall Advocate among 72 competitors.

  • Best Opening and Closing Arguments - Two CUA Law students won individual honors in different national trial competitions sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section. 3L James Germano was recognized with the Best Closing Argument Award at the Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition. Jessica Missios was recognized with the Best Opening Statement at the 11th Annual Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, hosted by Quinnipiac University School of Law.

  • Finalist - John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, Fairfax, VA. The CUA Law team reached the final round among a field of 24 teams from around the country.