Trial Teams.

Our Student Teams

Students who are in the J.D. or Advanced Standing Two-Year J.D. program may participate in trial competitions, moot court competitions and mock trials, which help our students refine their research, writing and oral advocacy skills with the help of faculty, attorneys and judges.

In simulations of appellate arguments and trials, students learn to argue either side of a case – invaluable especially for those considering a career in litigation.



Alternative dispute resolution includes dispute resolution processes and techniques that act as a means for disagreeing parties to come to an agreement short of litigation. It is a collective term for the ways that parties can settle disputes, with the help of a third party.

The competitions below are organized by date.

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Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Competition

Coach Randolph C. Oppenheimer with students Kristen Spulecki ‘19, Vicki Bell ‘19 and Emily Sauers '19.

November 2-3, 2018
Hosted by the American Arbitration Association and New York International Arbitration Center.

Our team of Kristen Spulecki ‘19, Vicki Bell ‘19 and Emily Sauers '19 and their coaches Randolph C. Oppenheimer and Lisa Bauer (not photographed) were awarded "Best Brief."

American Bar Association Representation in Mediation Competition

April 2019
Hosted by the Dispute Resolution Section of the NYSBA