Honors Programs

Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council

The Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council is a nationally recognized program that offers a variety of activities for students selected to serve as either board or council members. Whether a student's interest is litigation, arbitration, negotiation, mediation, or client counseling, members of both the honors board and its supporting council participate in numerous scholastic competitions and programs. Students are selected from the top third of their class through a tryout process conducted twice a year at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

Trial advocacy is the simulation of courtroom activities, and dispute resolution is the process of resolving conflicts between parties. The program advances John Marshall students' skills in advocacy, professionalism, and ethics through the scholastic competitions, periodic workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations. The honors program also allows students to review social and legal aspects of current issues affecting litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Contact Information

Please feel free to stop by the trial advocacy and dispute resolution office, which is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The office is located in room 411, to the right of room 409, in the State Street building. The phone number is 312.427.2737 ext. 512 or 513. The fax number is 312.662.1852.