Academic Programs

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

2014-2015 results
2013-14 results
2012-13 results
2011-12 results
2010-11 results | 2010-11 additional results

Learn more

Learn more about BU Law's advanced appellate advocacy, negotiation, and client counseling competitions and programs, which include:

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