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Jessup Team Wins Awards

William E. and Carol G. Simon Oral Advocacy Program

Advocacy competitions help students build the persuasive legal skills needed in the boardroom and the courtroom--molding facts into a persuasive presentation, developing intellectual flexibility, and responding effectively to questions under pressure. Students also gain another quality of successful lawyers: self-confidence.

BC Law consistently performs well in national and international competitions. Unlike most other law schools, we encourage our first-year students to participate in American Bar Association negotiation and client counseling competitions. In the second year, the intramural moot court competition focuses on appellate advocacy. In the third year of law school, the internal mock trial competition is held and opportunities are available to compete with students from other law schools in a dozen mock trial and moot court competitions.

Above: The 2012 Jessup International Moot Court Team brings home a barrel full of trophies.

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First Year:

Negotiation Competition

Client Counseling Competition

Second Year:

The Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition

Third Year:

The Mock Trial Competition

Third-Year Academic Moot Court Competitions