John Marshall Advocacy Board

PurposeAJMLS Advocacy Board Seal

The purpose of the Advocacy Board is to promote and supervise all designated Moot Court and Mock Trial sponsored competitions and to provide opportunities for students to develop their writing and oral advocacy skill sets to better prepare the Advocacy Board to represent AJMLS in competitions. To accomplish this purpose, the Board shall promote a close, working relationship with its members, the AJMLS student body, participating alumni, Faculty Advisor, and the local bar.


All full-time and part-time students enrolled at AJMLS with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 are eligible for admission to Advocacy Board. A student may receive an invitation to the organization by successfully competing through the G. Alan Blackburn Moot Court Competition or the Richardson Lynn Moot Court Competition, which is the intra-school competition held before the start of the Fall semester.

Judge Blackburn is an AJMLS graduate (1968) and served 17 years on the Georgia Court of Appeals including two years as Chief Judge. Dean Emeritus Richardson Lynn served as Dean of AJMLS for eight years, retiring in the summer of 2014.