The Stephen S. Weinstein
Advocacy Program

The Stephen S. Weinstein Advocacy Program (previously the “Trial Advocacy Program”) has a new name to match our longstanding, broad commitment to train students in all forms of legal advocacy, including trial and appellate litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and transactional negotiations. The Advocacy Program is currently ranked 4th nationally by U.S. News and World Report and has been one of the ten best advocacy programs since 2012. 

Success of the program is due, in large part, to the more than 100 legal professionals who teach, coach, and volunteer to support our mission. Area practitioners and judges impart their vast expertise as they teach a wide range of advocacy courses and skilled lawyers have coached student teams to more than 25 national championships over the last 8 years. 

The Advocacy Program also convenes the Joint Honor Society Leadership Board to facilitate partnerships with and between student leaders and ensure mutual success of all competition teams. The Moot Court Honor Society is essential to the success of both the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition and the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifying Rounds. Meanwhile, the Mock Trial Honor Society plays a large role in the administration of the Capitol City Challenge and the National Trial Competition regional tournament hosted on campus.