Advocacy

One of the most fundamental responsibilities of an attorney is to advocate effectively for his or her client.

Georgia Law's accomplished Moot Court and Mock Trial programs focus directly on developing critical oral and written advocacy skills. Team members learn how to write persuasively and how to make convincing oral presentations that will withstand intense scrutiny by the court. Through this incredible practical learning experience, Georgia Law students become powerful advocates.

 

Advocacy Programs; Photo by Athens Banner-Herald's David Manning

Who Can Participate

Georgia Law's advocacy programs are open to 2nd and 3rd year law students. 1st year students may participate in the Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and the J. Ralph Beaird Closing Argument Mock Trial Competition.

 

UGA's Winning History

Georgia Law's Moot Court and Mock Trial advocacy programs have won 5 national titles, 11 regional crowns and 5 state trophies in the last 5 years. Learn more about our winning reputation.

 

Join; Photo by Athens Banner-Herald's David Manning

Join Us

Learn more about the benefits of participation from Kellie Casey Monk, Director of Advocacy.                 

 


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Award-Winning Advocacy

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Alumni Insight

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"The success of the advocacy program has been a direct result of the hard work and talent of the advocates and the direction of the professors, staff and alumni in preparing teams for competition. The friendships and bonds formed from participation in the program and the support have made the experience invaluable."

 

Jennifer Blakely, J.D. ‘08
2006-08 Moot Court & Mock Trial Boards
2007 Emory National Civil Rights & Liberties Moot Court Championship
Associate - McGuire Woods, LLP, Atlanta, GA