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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1L Mock Trial Competition

In addition, the Center sponsors an intramural mock trial competition for first-year JD candidates. During the spring semester, all first-year students are given an opportunity to compete in the 1L Mock Trial Competition. The trials are judged, critiqued, and scored by practicing attorneys and judges.

Learn More about the 1L Mock Trial Competition

Center Resources


Competition Teams