Advocacy Competitions Program



2015-16 ABA Negotiations Team

The Advocacy Competitions Program at Berkeley Law provides students with the opportunity to learn lawyering skills through moot court, mock trial and negotiations competitions. Students compete in three broad areas: alternative dispute resolution and transactional negotiations, appellate, and trial.  Within these three areas, students may compete internally against other Berkeley Law students and externally against other law schools at regional, national and international competitions. Students who are selected for the external competition teams become members of the Berkeley Law Board of Advocates, a student organization. 

Berkeley Law is unique in the range of competitions offered (six internal competitions and 25 external competitions), the size of the program (approximately 190 total students in internal competitions and 77 students in external competitions), our success record in external competitions, and the opportunities for students to try out different areas of practice.

2015-2016 Vis Team

For more information about Board of Advocates, please contact Co-Chairs Cynthia Lee and Chelsea Turner, at

For questions about academic credit, please contact William Fernholz, Appellate and Advocacy Competitions Director, at