Advocacy Competitions Program

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Berkeley Law’s Advocacy Competitions Program provides nearly 200 students each year with experiential education opportunities and law school support as they develop oral and written advocacy skills outside of the traditional classroom environment. 

Internal Competitions

The Advocacy Competitions Program offers five internal competitions to Berkeley Law students each year. These competitions provide students with opportunities to compete in three broad areas: (1) appellate advocacy, (2) mediation and negotiation, and (3) trial advocacy. Students can compete at introductory and advanced levels, culminating in the prestigious McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition.

Learn more about Internal Competitions.

External Competitions (BOA)

The Berkeley Law Board of Advocates offers one of the best comprehensive competitive advocacy programs of any top ten law school. The Board sends students to well over a dozen outside competitions every year, and commits significant time and resources to training these students. Many alumni remember their time with the Board fondly after they have departed Berkeley Law, and the Board is proud of its relationships with top local appellate advocates, trial attorneys, negotiators, and mediators who volunteer their valuable time to help our students excel.

Learn more about External Competitions.

For questions and additional information, please contact us at

Natalie Winters
Director of the Advocacy Competitions Program

Evy Nevin
Events & Administrative Competitions Coordinator