The Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

Interscholastic Competitions

The John Marshall Law School emphasizes involvement in interscholastic competitions in a variety of areas: trial and appellate advocacy, arbitration and negotiation, client counseling, mediation and international commercial arbitration. Coaches are recruited from both faculty and area alumni. Participation is founded upon a student's commitment to ethically represent The John Marshall Law School through the student's best efforts and to fully comply with each team's rigorous and demanding practice schedule. This hard work and dedication pays off as John Marshall student competitors are consistently recognized in regional, national, and international competitions, such as those listed below.

Trial Advocacy
Alternative Dispute Resolution
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In addition, the Center sponsors an intramural mock trial competition for first-year JD candidates. During the spring semester, second-semester students are given an opportunity to compete in the First-Year Intramural Mock Trial Competition. The trials are judged, critiqued, and scored by practicing attorneys and judges.

Center Resources


Competition Teams