Congratulations to the 2016 Polsinelli Moot Court Winners for: Best Oral Advocate Alana Caruso Best 2L Brief Alana Caruso Best 3L Brief Christopher...Read More
Please join the MU School of Law and the Board of Advocates Committee in congratulating this year’s inductees into The Order of Barristers. This award is one of the School of Law’s highest honors, celebrating students who excel in advocacy and professionalism. This year’s recipients are: Order of Barristers Jared Guemmer Mary Beth Griffin Cody R. Holt Kayla I. Jackson-Williams Kayla Kemp Benjamin Marble Kayla Meine Julia Neidhardt Joel E. Ritchie Derek Spencer To learn more about the Board of Advocates and its role at MU, please follow this...Read More
The University of Missouri School of Law Board of Advocates is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Board: Joseph Dumas Chair Aaron Snipes Interschool Competition Director Jenna Homeyer Judging Director Adam Wright Judging Director Courtney Stout Finance Director Shea Fennessey Public Relations Director Courtney Lauer Competitive Teams Director Theresa Mullineaux Fall Moot Court Director Alex Langley Fall Moot Court Director Jared Logan Negotiation Director Abigail Thomas Client Counseling Director Brandon Craig Mock Trial Director Chase Barclay Mediation Director Tamar Hodges 1L Moot Court Director Maikieta Brantley 1L Moot Court Director The University of Missouri School of Law Board of Advocates is pleased to announce its Board Candidates for 2016-2017: Mary Grace Bruntrager Assistant Interschool Competition Director John Brooks Alana Caruso Cory Garr Emma Tracy Assistant Judging Directors Habib Hassan Assistant Finance Director Demetria Dailey Assistant Public Relations Director Benjamin Kweskin Assistant Competitive Teams Director Max Mauldin Rachel Kim Assistant Fall Moot Court Directors Ariel Kiefer Takaze Turner Assistant Negotiation Directors Riley Coy Phillip Windom Assistant Client Counseling Directors Travis Pringle Assistant Mock Trial Director Brandon Gibson Eric McDonnell Assistant Mediation Directors Kevin Buchanan Melissa Knerr John Moore Abigail Williams Assistant 1L Moot Court...Read More
For the first time in Mizzou Law history, Mizzou advanced to the quarterfinals of the National Trial Competition sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association in Dallas, Texas. There are over 300 mock teams that compete in the nation. Mizzou won their Regional Trial Competition in February 2016. The team then advanced to the National Trial Competition along with 27 other teams. While at Nationals, Mizzou was named Top 8 in the Nation! Congratulations to the team members: Kayla Kemp, Ben Marble, Kayla Meine, and Alana Caruso (alternate). Special thank you to the team coaches, Ryan Redmon and Emily Ottenson. Pictured below (left to right): Kayla Kemp, Ben Marble, and Kayla...Read 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.