Advanced Appellate Advocacy, Negotiation, and Client Counseling Programs
More chances to litigate. More options for your future.
Second- and third-year students can build advanced skills crucial to the day-to-day of their future legal careers through BU Law’s upper-class moot court and lawyering skills programs. Through the various competitions, you can earn valuable resume-building experience, compete with some of the country’s top law students, and develop the proficiencies necessary for any area of the law or practice sector. Benefits include:
- Add an impressive credential to your resume—particularly if you are an aspiring litigator, would like to do a judicial clerkship, or aim to work at a private firm.
- Tackle complex and intellectually challenging cases in a variety of legal areas.
- Develop advanced lawyering skills, including: oral and written presentation, research, effective time-management, and multi-tasking.
- In Negotiation and Client Counseling competitions, enhance important client-focused dispute-resolution skills necessary for both corporate and litigation practice.
- Travel around the country to represent BU Law and to compete against some of the top law school students in the world.
- Take on a leadership position as a moot court director to create competition problems and further enhance your legal writing skills.
- Network with other law students as well as faculty, staff and alumni judges.
- Win cash prizes and develop friendships with students you might not meet otherwise.
** Note: Students wishing to participate in Albers or any traveling intermural moot court team (excluding Jessup) must participate in Stone Moot Court During their 2L fall.
Results from recent competitions
Learn more about BU Law's advanced appellate advocacy, negotiation, and client counseling competitions and programs, which include:
- Edward C. Stone Competition
- Homer Albers Prize Competition
- Boards & Intermural Teams
- Negotiation Competition
- Client Counseling Competition
- Jessup Moot Court Competition
If you have any questions about BU Law's advocacy programs, please contact Associate Director of the Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program Jen McCloskey at email@example.com.