In advocacy programs, students compete with one another to sharpen their lawyering skills.
Our William E. and Carol G. Simon Oral Advocacy Program helps students build the persuasive legal skills needed in courtrooms and boardrooms across the country and throughout the world.
A variety of competitions allows students to craft persuasive presentations, develop intellectual agility, and respond effectively to questions under pressure. Students also gain another vital quality of successful attorneys: confidence in the courtroom.
We consistently perform well in national and international competitions, and we’re one of the only law schools to encourage 1L students to participate in American Bar Association negotiation and client counseling competitions.