Advocacy ​Competitions

Mock Trial, Moot Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Advocacy Mock TrialTexas A&M University School of Law’s Advocacy Program provides ​you with real-world oral advocacy experience through mock trial, moot court, ADR competition and other lawyer skills training. Our focus is more than just competition. Our goal is to make you career-ready following graduation. 

Advocacy winning teamThe Advocacy Program is a key component of our focus on experiential learning. More than 50 students ​were involved in the 2014-2015 Advocacy Program with 14 competitions completed in the fall and 16 in the spring. The competition teams are coached by local attorneys, former students and faculty. Additionally, more than 50 Aggie law students participated in the six intramural advocacy competitions held in each of the advocacy disciplines for both first-year and upper-level students.

Lynne-Justin-Natl-champ-crop Our Moot Court, Mock Trial and ADR teams are nationally recognized. Since the law school’s inception, the program has received

  • 3 international championships
  • 12 national championships
  • 22 regional championships
  • 1 state championships
  • 15 best advocate awards
  • 13 best brief awards.

Heathman, Chang and ManigrassoHow to Get Involved

Competition Teams:
The Advocacy competition teams are open to all part-time and full-time upper-level students. Team members are selected through open tryouts. 1Ls may try out for the next year’s team the spring semester of their first year.

Board of Advocates LogoBoard of Advocates:
You can also join the Board of Advocates, a student organization that promotes advocacy. The Board of Advocates is open to all law students and encourages excellence in advocacy through training, activities and participation in intramural competitions.

For more information, contact Jennifer Ellis, Director of the Advocacy Program, or call 817-212-3937.