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48th Annual Trial Academy

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - Friday, August 05, 2022
All Day Event
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
United States

Join the IADC for the 48th Annual Trial Academy which will be held July 30 to August 5 at Stanford University.

After a two-year hiatus, the IADC Trial Academy will return to in-person training and tutelage this summer. 


Program Brochure

View the Brochure for program details and ACCOMMODATION information.

Program Details

As the “Crown Jewel” of the IADC, the Trial Academy is one of the oldest and most respected programs for developing defense trial advocacy skills. Perfect for those looking to learn and practice the fundamentals and for those seeking to refine their techniques and tactics and take their trial skills to the next level, students will learn by doing.

This seven-day, intensive workshop blends faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation in the setting of a mock trial. Sending lawyers to the Trial Academy is as important as ever given the disruption to professional development caused by the pandemic and the re-emergence of trials as courts try to whittle away at their dockets. The Trial Academy program is sure to help your team be ready.

The Academy's faculty will be under the leadership of Director Michael A. Brown and Director-Elect Edward S. Sledge, IV.


There is a pricing format which includes a discount for early registration as well as discounts for attendees from corporations and government entities and registration of multiple students from the same firm. Please take advantage of these opportunities, as the discounts expire on April 1.

To register, please do so online by clicking the "register" button towards the top of this page. If you wish to pay by check, please contact Diana Leon, Communications and Professional Development Coordinator. If you need wire transfer details, please contact Mary Huang, Staff Accountant and Business Analyst.


Questions? For questions on registration, please email Diana Leon, Communications and Professional Development Coordinator. For all other questions, email Amy O'Maley McGuire, Assistant Director of Legal Programming.