Advocacy Center

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Advocacy Center seeks to promote and support the growth of written and oral advocacy in every aspect of the practice of law through five distinct programs. The Danny and Mary Becnel Trial Advocacy program gives students the opportunity to represent a mock client in a courtroom setting—from pretrial motions through closing arguments. The Moot Court program gives students the opportunity to build and perfect the art of persuasive oral advocacy and the skills of proficient brief writing in intramural and intercollegiate moot court competitions. The International Advocacy program allows students to participate in international moot court competitions, including the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court competition and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot. The Alternative Dispute Resolution program assists students who wish to develop skills to resolve legal disputes without litigation through arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. The Legal Research and Writing program provides all students with rigorous legal research and writing training that prepares students for both objective and persuasive legal analysis.  

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Faculty Success

Professor LeCesne named Chair of the Board of Directors of Morris Jeff Charter School

Professor Blaine LeCesne has been selected to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of Morris Jeff Charter School.  Morris Jeff is a diverse K-12, open enrollment school in New Orleans that offers an International Baccalaureat curriculum.

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Student Success

Law student Caroline Strohe wins Lousiana Bar Association writing contest!

3L Caroline Strohe received first place in the Louisiana Bar Association Family Law Section’s student writing contest for her article entitled Embryotic Custody: A Proposed Synthesized Approach to Properly Balance Procreative Freedom. The contest was open to all Louisiana law students who wished to submit a scholarly writing piece on any family law topic. Look for Caroline’s winning article which will be published in the upcoming edition of the Louisiana Bar Journal!


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Lunch&Learn w/Phillip Lorio

Taking a Case from Start to Finish