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Trial Advocacy Program

Ranked #7 Nationally in Advocacy Training

The Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program offers a variety of courses, special programs, and advocacy competitions. Courses emphasize implementing a winning case theory and narrative, developing core pretrial and trial skills, demonstrating professionalism and persuasive communication techniques, and mastering cutting-edge technology.

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American University Washington College of Law's Jessup Moot Court Team Advances to Round 16 of International Competition

American University Washington College of Law's Jessup Moot Court Team Advances to Round 16 of International Competition

After winning the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, American University Washington College of Law competed in the international round, advancing to the round of 16 in the global competition.

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AUWCL Trial Advocacy Program Once Again Ranked Among Top 10 Programs in the Nation

AUWCL Trial Advocacy Program Once Again Ranked Among Top 10 Programs in the Nation

"The Trial Advocacy Program is proud to consistently rank among the top ten of the nation’s best trial advocacy programs. We dedicate our time and energy to make sure that AUWCL graduates excel in the practical skills necessary to win cases, whether it be in a courtroom, an arbitration, mediation, or other arenas that require excellence in advocacy.” - Liz Lippy, Assistant Director, Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program

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AUWCL Trial Advocacy Team Places Second at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

AUWCL Trial Advocacy Team Places Second at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

March 13, 2018

American University Washington College of Law wins second place at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition hosted by John Marshall Law School. The team consisted of 3Ls Kristopher Vicencio, Natalie Selzer, Nicole Huffman and Larissa Zavarelli (pictured below from left to right). They were coached by Zac Ista (WCL ‘12, Associate Chief Counsel at ICE) and LisaMarie Freitas (Office of the D.C. Inspector General).