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Moot Court Competition
Mock Trial Competition

Advocacy and Skills Teams

“We have a combined total of more than 50 years of trial experience among our coaching staff—including extensive work in capital cases. Private law firms would pay top dollar for the kind of training we give our competition teams.” Professor Victor M. Hansen

New England Law | Boston sponsors several advocacy and skills teams that successfully compete in regional and national advocacy events. They test students’ legal knowledge and provide valuable skills that carry over to real-world careers.

Participation in these events also introduces students to the legal community through contact with the practicing attorneys and jurists who adjudicate competitions, making it a great way for students to demonstrate their potential to future employers.

What You’ll Do and Who Can Join

Team membership criteria vary, though participation is generally open to upper-level students. Coaching sessions with professors and/or outside coaches (such as alumni) are conducted several times a week in the run up to a moot competition.

During the training and competitions themselves, students present arguments, test approaches, learn how to evaluate risk, and gain confidence and familiarity through mock trial.

Advocacy and Skills Teams

ABA Client Counseling Competition

ABA Negotiation Competition

Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

National Tax Moot Court Competition

National Trial Competition

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Saul Lefkowitz Intellectual Property Competition

How to Get Involved

Trial advocacy team selection criteria, related course work, and competition availability may vary from year to year. For more information about advocacy teams and moot court/mock trial opportunities at New England Law, please contact the coach listed.