During her time at Campbell Law, Matney was a member of multiple mock trial teams and participated in a number of competitions including the Richard A. Lord Moot Court Competition, in which she finished as a quarter-finalist and received the Order of Old Kivett Advocacy Award. Matney also competed in the Lone Star Classic Mock Trial, the American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy and the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocates Tournament of Champions (TOC) as a member of the National Mock Trial Team. She served as an Honor Court Representative her first and second years of law school and served as the Honor Court Chief Justice during her third year.
Following graduation, Matney was among the first to serve as a Wallace Advocacy Fellow.
She had multiple responsibilities including managing all aspects of the advocacy program’s competitors and competitions, including mock trial, moot court, negotiations, client counseling, arbitration and mediation. She also developed electronic evidence modules and in-courtroom demonstrations for jury trials, coached mock trial and moot court students in preparation for national competitions and instructed students on trial techniques, particularly the use of electronic evidence in the courtroom. Matney also organized and directed Campbell Law’s first-time hosting of the National Trial Competition (NTC) – Region V.