Dallas – On June 29, the law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP hosted its annual Trial Academy at the Frank Crowley Courthouse in Dallas. Designed to provide meaningful and practical trial experience, the event included more than 20 students from SMU Dedman School of Law and UNT Dallas College of Law in addition to Thompson & Knight Associates, Summer Associates, Partners, Paralegals, and other staff members.
“Our annual Trial Academy provides our Associates and Summer Associates the opportunity to sharpen their litigation skills through a unique, daylong trial,” said Greg W. Curry, Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Leader. “In addition to educating our junior lawyers, the hands-on experience also provides participating law school students with insights into a career in the legal industry.”
Students from SMU Dedman School of Law and UNT Dallas College of Law as well as other community members acted as witnesses for the seven fictional trials involving breach of contract claims. Thompson & Knight Associates and Summer Associates acted as attorneys and expert witnesses, while Senior Associates and Partners served as mentors and judges.