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Trial Advocacy

Pepperdine Law


Rebecca Voth


Harry Caldwell

The Trial Advocacy Board coordinates and helps prepare and train second and third year students to successfully compete in interschool trial advocacy competitions nationwide. Pepperdine's teams compete in seven to eight competitions each academic year. The Board coordinates an intraschool Cross-Examination Competition (open to second and third year students) each Fall semester and the Cipolla Closing Argument Competition (open to all law students) each Spring semester to select students to join one of Pepperdine's elite interschool teams.

The Trial Advocacy Board is governed and supervised by the Executive Committee and other Student Board Members.

Executive Committee
Rebecca Voth President
Karl Kleppe Vice President
Katrina Cymerman Social Media & Communications Chair
Paige Waldberg Cipolla Closing Argument Competition
Thurgood Wynn Cross-Examination Competition Coordinator
Professor Harry Caldwell Director of Trial Advocacy