The Trial Advocacy Department is Proud to Announce
The Hoffman Cup Coaching Program
In its ever-increasing efforts to make law students “practice ready”, The Advocacy Department (TAD) is announcing the launch of The Hoffman Cup “Jumpstart” Coaching Program. Jumpstart matches volunteer “attorney coaches” with two-student teams that are competing in the law school’s annual “crown jewel” mock trial tournament, The Daniel Hoffman Memorial Cup.
This is a great opportunity for an attorney to exercise their trial skills while helping law school students learn the profession. The coaching time commitment is minimal and coaches only need to have 2 or 3 years of litigation/trial experience.
A few quick facts about the Jumpstart program are:
- The coaching commitment is limited to 6 weeks (Sept 23 to Nov 1)
- 2 to 3 hours per week at the coach’s convenience is all that is asked
- The Hoffman Cup takes place on these dates (coaches are not required to attend rounds):
- Friday November 1st - Round 1 (6:00 pm)
- Saturday November 2nd - Rounds 2 & 3
- Sunday November 3rd - Quarters and Semi’s
- Tuesday November 5th – Reception & Finals
- Coaches are welcome to recruit other attorneys (hint: firm associates) to assist in coaching the team - this is a wonderful opportunity for new associates to learn
- Coaches can meet with their team wherever is convenient (law school, coach’s office)
- The law school will host a “Coaches College” the third week of September for 3 hours to provide coaching tips and allow the coaches to get to know one another. It is our hope that coaches from different squads will work together and support one another through the 6 weeks, helping each other with questions, evidence, and the like.
Our emphasis is on learning and on making this a fun experience for everyone.
If you are interested in volunteering, interested in “volunteering” someone from your firm, or just have questions, please contact the Director of The Advocacy Department, David Schott, at DSchott@law.du.edu.
With much thanks.
Filed under: Uncategorized