Upcoming Opportunity: 2015 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Competition On behalf of the Mizzou Law Board of Advocates, we invite you to serve as a judge in the 2015 Polsinelli Fall Moot Court Competition. The competition will take place Monday, August 24th through Wednesday, August...Read More
On behalf of the Mizzou Law Board of Advocates, we invite you to judge the 2015 1L Moot Court Competition. We need your help from Monday April 6th through Thursday April 9th. General CLE credits (4.2 hours) will be awarded as well. Please arrive by 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a...Read More
Open to all law students, the Mock Trial Competition provides students an opportunity to implement classroom theory through simulating the trial process. Teams of four develop a litigation strategy based on a given problem and then present their case before a panel of lawyers...Read More
The Mizzou Law Arbitration teams had an extraordinary showing at the ABA National Arbitration Competition. Both Mizzou teams advanced to the championship round. This was the fifth consecutive year that teams from Mizzou Law have competed in the ABA Arbitration National...Read More
The Client Counseling Competition simulates an initial legal consultation between two attorneys and a prospective client. Two-member teams of students acting as attorneys interview the client and provide a preliminary assessment of the client’s case. The assessment explains the...Read More
at the University of Missouri School of Law
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.