A mock trial team from host Fresno State is among six from California advancing to the national championships from a weekend regional.
Stanford, Cal Poly, UC Davis, UCLA and UC Berkeley also qualified. Fresno State hosted 24 mock trial teams from 17 Western colleges Saturday and Sunday during the west coast opening round of the national championship.
Teams debated a case chosen by the American Mock Trial Association in a simulated jury trial, university spokesman Tom Uribes said.
Two Fresno State teams, consisting of 10 members each, competed to be one of the top six to advance to the national finals in April at UCLA.
Team Stark was led by captains Kellie Hustedde and Juan Guzman and members Sebastian Wenthe, Katie Bourdo, Tess Irving, Santhana Kongvilai, Cody Davis, Jacob Kelch, Sally Enoh and Nick Matoian.
Captains Jackson Hadden and Micaela Cisneros-Nunez led Team Lannister with Athena Niayesh, Jacob Benjamin, Nour Basharaheel, Mireya Gomez, Lauryn Flores, Tanner Morgan, Rawan Abuelreich and Colleen Busby.
Basharaheel won the Witness Award.