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Capitol City Challenge
This mock trial competition alternates between a civil and criminal case problem and scores teams on their ability to use modern courtroom technology. Following the preliminary rounds, all teams are invited to a banquet where we announce the eight teams advancing to the quarterfinal round and celebrate the accomplishments of every competitor.
Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
The Advocacy Program is proud to collaborate with the International Law Students Association (ILSA) to host the Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifying Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Hosted at WCL since 2019, schools from around the region come to participate in the simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice.
King of the Hill National Trial Competition
American University Washington College of Law would like to announce the creation of a new trial competition beginning in Fall 2021.
National Trial Competition
The Advocacy Program is proud to collaborate with the Texas Young Lawyers Association to host a regional competition for the National Trial Competition. Each year, the top two teams from this elite mock trial competition advance to the National rounds.
Wechsler Moot Court Competition
The Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition is a nationally-renowned tournament that consistently attracts top competitors from across the country.
This prestigious award is given to student(s) who have displayed their commitment to trial advocacy, as illustrated by their coursework, extracurricular activities, and leadership roles.
This award is given to the student(s) who have exhibited commitment to the Advocacy Program, involvement in the community, dedication to mentoring others, and overall professionalism while a student at WCL.
This prize is given to the student who exhibited a significant commitment to criminal law and excellence in a criminal trial advocacy course.
The Order of the Barristers award serves to recognize, on a national basis, graduating law students who have excelled in moot court and mock trial activities.
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