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
It is not too late to sign up for the 2015 BOA Client Counseling Competition! The competition will be held from January 20-22. If you are interested in participating, please sign up outside of the BOA office or send us an e-mail expressing your interest in competing. Even if...Read More
The Board of Advocates and the Tax Law Society, at the University of Missouri School of Law, created the Transactional Law Competition to provide students an opportunity to develop transactional law skills through practical experience. Teams competing in the Transactional Law...Read More
The Negotiation Competition is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) competition between two teams based on a fictional fact pattern. Each team consists of two students, both acting as attorneys.The teams are given general information describing the problem. Each team...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.