The Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

  • 2017 U.S. News Rankings: #19 in the Nation

  • 2015 American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Competition - Semifinalists

  • 2015 Animal Law Advocacy Closing Argument Competition - National Champion

  • 2015 ABA Client Counseling Competition - Regional Champions

  • 2015 ABA Client Counseling Competition - Second Place

  • 2014 Golden Gate University School of Law Mock Trial Competition - Quarterfinalists


The Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution is involved in the curricular and extracurricular missions of excellence in advocacy at the law school. The Center assists in overseeing the trial advocacy and ADR curriculum, which includes a trial advocacy course that is required for all John Marshall students. The Center also administers the extracurricular trial and ADR team program and hosts trial ad and ADR competitions.

Center Resources

JD Programs

Prepare for a career in litigation by developing practical skills and an understanding of trial procedures.
Distinguish yourself by honing your practical skills in arbitration, client counseling, mediation, and negotiation.

Contact Us

For more information about our curriculum, competitive team program, or competitions, contact:

Marc Ginsberg
Associate Professor
Center Director
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 332

Kelly Navarro
Associate Director
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 146

John Marshall's Externship Program
John Marshall's Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council
ABA/JMLS Criminal Justice Trial Competition