Loyola University Chicago

Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy

School of Law

Advocacy Competition Team Tryouts

This spring, Loyola will hold tryouts for our 2017-2018 mock trial, moot court, and dispute resolution teams. Students may try out for as many teams as they are interested in, but may only accept a position on one team per academic year.

For mock trial teams, students attend one try-out and may be asked to return for a call back try-out where they can be considered for all available mock trial teams. For these tryouts, students will fill out applications and rank the mock trial teams in order of their preferences.

For moot court teams, students attend one tryout where they can be considered for all available moot court teams. For these tryouts, students will fill out applications and rank the moot court teams in order of their preferences.

For dispute resolution teams, there will be separate tryouts for the negotiation team, the client counseling team, the mediation team, and the Vis arbitration team.

Details on tryouts for each group are below and this announcement will be updated as information changes or further information becomes available.

Remember, students are only authorized to compete on teams that are formally recognized and run by Loyola. Students may not attempt to enter competitions on their own if they are not selected for one of Loyola’s teams.

Students are only permitted to accept an offer to compete on one advocacy team per academic year. Accordingly, a student cannot be a member of a moot court and mock trial team or dispute resolution team during the same semester or academic year.

All competition teams are associated with a credited course, however, you will not be able to register for the applicable course until you accept an offer to compete on a team.  In general, all competition teams hold practices in the evenings and on weekends with coaches who are practicing attorneys.  Accordingly, team practice dates and times vary per team and per semester. 

For more information about any of the competition teams, advocacy courses or the advocacy certificate, contact Gina Gerardi, Assistant Director, Dan K. Webb Center for Advocacy at ggerardi@luc.edu.

MOCK TRIAL TRYOUTS
MOOT COURT TRYOUTS
DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRYOUTS