Student Eligibility & How to Contact Us

 

Natalie Winters
Director of Advocacy Competitions Program
Berkeley Law
n.winters@berkeley.edu

Barbara Karvelot

Advocacy Competitions Coordinator
Berkeley Law

bkarvelot@law.berkeley.edu

1L Participation

1L Participation in the Advocacy Competitions Program

1) External Competitions

  • 1Ls are eligible to try out for the Board of Advocates ADR/Negotiations and Trial Teams, but may not compete during the Fall semester of their 1L year.

2) Internal Competitions

  • 1Ls NOT on Board of Advocates and alternates NOT competing that academic year:
    • May compete in the Bales Trial Competition;
    • May compete in the Halloum Negotiations Competition.
  • 1Ls Competing on the Trial Team:
    • May compete in the Halloum Business Competition only if there is space available after all eligible and interested 2Ls, 3Ls, and LL.M.s have signed up;
    • May compete in the PINT Mock Trial Competition;
    • May compete in the Halloum Negotiations Competition;
  • 1Ls on the ADR/Negotiations Team:
    • May compete in the Halloum Business Competition only if there is space available after 2Ls, 3Ls, and LL.M.s have signed up;
    • May compete in the Bales Mock Trial Competition;

Transfer, 2L, and 3L Participation 

Transfer, 2L, and 3L Participation in the Advocacy Competitions Program

1) External Competitions

  • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls are eligible to try out for and compete in all external competitions.

2) Internal Competitions

  • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls NOT on Board of Advocates:
    • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls may compete in the Halloum Business Competition;
    • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls may compete in the McBaine Moot Court Honors Competition
  • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls on the Moot Court Team:
    • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls may compete in the Halloum Business Competition;
    • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls may compete in McBaine Moot Court Honors Competition
  • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls on the Trial Team:
    • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls may compete in the Halloum Business Competition;
    • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls may compete in McBaine Moot Court Honors Competition;
    • May compete in the PINT Mock Trial Competition
  • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls on the ADR/Negotiations Team:
    • Transfers, 2Ls, and 3Ls may compete in the Halloum Business Competition;
    • May compete in McBaine Moot Court Honors Competition

LL.M. Participation

LL.M. Participation in the Advocacy Competitions Program

1) External Competitions

  • LL.M. students may be eligible to compete in international law competitions through the ADR and Moot Court Teams
  • LL.M. students may be qualified to serve as a coach for international law competitions

2) Internal Competitions

  • LL.M. students may compete in the Halloum Business Competition.
  • LL.M. students may compete in the McBaine Moot Court Honors Competition