Think on Your Feet

Advocacy Programs are student competitions in which you can sharpen your legal mind under pressure. 


Negotiation Competition

The Negotiation Competition, held each fall, is an opportunity for first-year students to explore a variety of negotiation styles and to hone their strategic and communication skills by simulating legal negotiations. In each round of competition, teams of two students compete head-to-head to reach a settlement on behalf of theoretical clients.

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Client Counseling Competition

The Client Counseling competition, held each fall, gives first-year students the unique opportunity to develop their interviewing and counseling skills. The competition simulates an office consultation environment in which a team of two law students, acting as attorneys, meets with a client for the first time. 

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The Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition

The highlight of our advocacy slate and the most prestigious BC Law intramural competition. Students sharpen their written and appellate advocacy skills writing briefs and preparing oral arguments on Constitutional or federal statutory interpretation. Held each spring.

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Mock Trial Competition

The Mock Trial competition, held every fall, provides third-year students an opportunity to develop and showcase their oral advocacy skills. Students plan litigation strategies, prepare witnesses and conduct all elements of a civil or criminal trial. Participation in the competition is a prerequisite for participating on the National Mock Trial team during the third-year of law school.

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Other 3rd Year

Third-year students can also participate in a range of external moot court competitions, including:

  • National Moot Court
  • Philip C. Jessup Moot Court
  • National Environment Law Moot Court
  • National Criminal Procedure Moot Court
  • First Amendment Moot Court
  • National Trial Competition

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Rosemary Daly |

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