Advocacy Competitions

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School’s Advocacy Program is comprised of intramural and interscholastic competitions in a variety of areas. In the Moot Court program, students hone their appellate brief writing and oral advocacy skills in national or state-wide competitions. In the Mock Trial program, competitors gain valuable experience trying mock criminal and civil cases before a jury or judge. Competitors make opening and closing statements, conduct direct and cross-examination of witnesses and make evidentiary objections and trial motions. Finally, students participate in a number of skills-based competitions in areas such as negotiation, client interviewing and counseling, and closing arguments. Since the inception of the Advocacy Program in Fall 2005, John Marshall teams have been recognized in state, regional, and national competitions.  


Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition

  • Best Oral Advocate – Carson Walden: 2009
  • Semifinalists: 2007 (3rd place)

Emory National Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Competition

  • Quarterfinalists: 2008
  • Quarterfinalists: 2007

John J. Gibbons National Moot Court Competition

  • Semifinalists: 2008 (3rd place)

Frederick Douglass National Moot Court Competition

  • Regional Quarterfinalists: 2007

National Moot Court Competition (Association of the Bar of the City of New York) American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition  


National Trial Competition (Stetson University School of Law)

  • Best Oral Advocate (Preliminary Round) – Tiffanie Moore: 2010
  • Semifinalists: 2009

American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) Student Trial Advocacy Competition

  • Regional Finalists: 2007 (2nd place)

William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition


Skills Competition Team American Bar Association National Client Counseling Competition

  • Regional Champions: 2010
  • Regional Semifinalists: 2007
  • Regional Champions: 2006
  • National Semifinalists: 2006

Keenan Kids Foundation Closing Argument Contest

  • Second Place Winner: 2008

American Bar Association National Negotiation Competition