The Advocacy Programs, through the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Boards, sponsor a number of internal advocacy competitions throughout the academic year. Open only to upper-level LSU Law students (2L, 3L, and LLM candidates), these internal competitions provide students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate advocacy skills to panels of skilled attorneys and judges. Each of the Law Center’s six internal competitions gives students the chance to develop a different advocacy skill-set:
- Appellate brief-writing and oral advocacy: Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition
- Criminal trial practice: Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition (fall semester)
- Civil trial practice: Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition (spring semester)
- U.S. Supreme Court oral advocacy: Dean’s Cup Competition
- Opening statements and jury persuasion: Opening Statement Competition
- Transactional practice and contract negotiation: Transactional Competition
Registration information, competition case files, important dates, and other information can be found on the individual pages for each competition.