Competitions are a fun and exciting way for law students to learn and practice skills necessary for effective law practice. Opportunities include writing, client counseling, negotiation, trial practice and moot court (appellate advocacy) competitions and include both intra- and inter-school programs. Many provide chances for travel and getting to work closely with other students and faculty advisers.
Both our appellate and trial advocacy programs help prepare students to practice law. Students who complete our advocacy programs should be able to pick up a file of a case being litigated, organize it and present it before a court and a jury in a persuasive way. Similarly, if unsuccessful in the trial of a case, they will be prepared to present the case properly and persuasively before an appellate court. Competition courses in Client Counseling, Negotiation, Arbitration, and Transactional Lawyering skills prepare students to perform key roles in the practice of law.
Teams are selected through internal competitions or application processes.