Advocacy Program

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

Texas A&M University School of Law’s Advocacy Program provides students 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 students career-ready following graduation. 

The Advocacy Program is a key component of our focus on experiential learning. More than 50 students are 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.

Our Moot Court, Mock Trial and ADR teams are nationally recognized. Since the law school’s inception, the program has received 3 international, 11 national, 19 regional and 1 state championships as well as 14 best advocate and 13 best brief awards.

How to Get Involved

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

Students 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.