The Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

  • 2017 ABA/JMLS Criminal Justice Trial Competition
  • 2018 U.S. News Rankings: #13 in the Nation
  • 2016 Puerto Rico Trial Competition - Semifinalists
  • 2016 Peter J Johnson Civil Rights Competition - Quarterfinalists
  • 2015 American Association of Justice Trial Advocacy Competition - Semifinalists
  • 2015 ABA Client Counseling Competition - Regional Champions


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:

Hugh Mundy
Associate Professor
Center Director
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 436
Email: [email protected]

Kelly Navarro
Associate Director
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 146
Email: [email protected]

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