The award-winning School of Law Appellate Moot Court Board (AMCB) is a student-run organization devoted to the development of excellence in legal advocacy. The AMCB requires the highest standards of academic excellence and personal integrity in order to earn and maintain membership. Students leave the program with new legal research, writing, and advocacy skills.
The School of Law also offers a nationally recognized Trial Advocacy program that seeks to prepare students to be courtroom-ready advocates. Through comprehensive coursework and competition experience, the program develops students' skills in case analysis, trial preparation, effective communication, witness preparation, and case presentation.
Among the awards presented to graduating students is the CourtCall Award. This award is given in recognition for outstanding performance in advocacy. One student shall be selected by the faculty advisors from each of our trial and appellate advocacy competitors. To be eligible for the award, the student shall have participated with distinction in an extra-mural competition. For trial moot court competitors, such distinction may be manifested by a competition advocacy award for the individual or through team recognition at an extra-mural event. For appellate moot court competitors, such distinction may also be based on special distinction at an extra-mural event based upon brief writing or other significant written submission. Special consideration for this award shall include consideration of ethical integrity and team work by the awardee.