The Board of Advocates is excited to announce its annual Intra-School Mock Trial Competition! We will be hosting an informational meeting on Monday, February 8 at 1 pm in room 6. The actual competition will take place February 22nd – 25th. This is the last all-school competition BOA will host. Teams will consist of four (4) members. No more than two (2) of those members can be a member that has competed in the past on either Mizzou Law’s competitive trial teams (Thurgood, TYLA, Labor and Employment, or AG’s Cup) or arbitration team. If your team has limited experience, you have the option to be assigned a 3L who will serve as mentor/coach. If you do not have a team in mind, you can sign up as an individual and will be placed with other individuals who are also looking for a team to join. Sign-ups will be posted today, February 1st outside the BOA office. Make sure you denote whether you opt in for a mentor/coach or not. Space is limited as we only have room for 12 teams. The problem is a criminal case and can be found attached to this email. Questions can be answered either by emailing BOA directly, or at the info meeting. Find the case here:...Read More
Congratulations to the Arbitration Teams! Both teams competed at the National ABA competition over the weekend. Team Black advanced all the way to the National quarter-finals, and Team Gold placed sixth in the nation. Team Black Kayla Meine Aaron Wynn Aaron Snipes Abigail Thomas John Brooks Team Gold Miles Figg Matt Cecil Courtney Lauer-Myer Ben Kweskin Kevin Buchanan Team Black (Left to Right): John Brooks, Kayla Meine, Aaron Wynn, Abigail Thomas, Aaron...Read More
What better way to ring in the New Year than by polishing up your skills and showcasing your talent by competing in the annual BOA Mediation Competition in January! The Board of Advocates will be hosting one information session for the Mediation Competition Wednesday January 20th at 1 p.m. in Room 6. If this is your first time competing in the competition, it is mandatory that at least one team member attend the information session. The competition will be held on January 25th through the 28th with the semi-finals night being the 27th and the finals being held on the 28th. The top two teams will be offered a chance to compete in the regional completion scheduled to take place on March 5-6th and held in St. Louis at Washington University. Teams will be made up of two students: one playing the role of the attorney and one playing the role of the client. Teams will alternate between these two positions during the first two nights of the competition. If you are looking to test your mettle and have a team put together please sign up via the link below. Sign-ups will also be provided outside the BOA office....Read More
Congratulations to the 2015 Client Counseling Winners! 1st Place: Cailynn Hayter and Maikieta Brantley 2nd Place: Emma Tracy and John BrooksRead More
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The Board of Advocates (BOA) is a student run organization at the University of Missouri School of Law that provides students with opportunities to enhance their public speaking and writing skills through practical experience in a variety of advocacy based competitions.
We host a number of competitions throughout the year. Any law student, regardless of their year in school, can compete in the competitions, with the exception of the moot courts. The Polsinelli Fall Moot Court is open to 2L and 3L students, whereas the 1Ls compete in their own separate 1L Moot Court in late spring.
Support from law students and the local legal community has ensured the continued success of the many competitions hosted by the Board of Advocates. There are a number of roles we need filled for every competition; participation is rewarded with CLE credit for legal practitioners and points for students seeking candidacy and membership in BOA.