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.
Appellate advocacy means the legal representation by an attorney before any state or the U.S Supreme Court, or intermediate or circuit courts of appeals. The selection of issues more likely to prevail and the omission of weaker issues is proper appellate advocacy.
The competitions below are organized by date.
Hosted by the International Law Students Association (ILSA)
Hosted by the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel & The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Washington, DC)
March 12-17, 2019
Hosted by the National Black Law Students Association (Little Rock, AK)
March 30, 2019
Hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Law (Buffalo, NY)