The Advocacy Center consists of five experiential programs that prepare students for all aspects of the practice of law: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Danny and Mary Becnel Trial Advocacy, International Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Moot Court.
Teams from the Advocacy Center vie nationally and internationally in Moot Court, Trial Advocacy, and Negotiation, Arbitration, and Mediation competitions.
Advocacy Center Events
The Advocacy Center hosts events throughout the year to bring Loyola students together with experienced advocates.
Our Faculty and Staff
The Advocacy Center programs are staffed by world class faculty and experienced practitioners.
Welcome to our newest Moot Court members!
Moot Court welcomed ten new members from the argue-on competition: Matthew Bordelon, Shay Jaume, Kyle Koch, Lauren LeBlanc, Jillian Morrison, Morgan Profumo, Cassidy Sanderson, Bria Saunders, Ellen Thomas and Matthew Thompson.
Welcome to our newest Trial Ad members!
Trial Ad welcomed twenty-one new members from the intramural competition: Robert Banks, Corbin Bates, Bayle Beerman, Jeigh Britton, Ronnie Cantin, Christy Guzman, Forrest Ladd, Taylor Lombardo, Debra Ncgobo, Luke Norris, Daniel Olivier, Amanda Olmstead, Chloe Rippel, Katie Sepcich, Sheila Tolar, Stephanie Thomason, Bianca Velez, Camrie Ventry, Brennan Webb, Trevor Wieprecht, Dominic Wilson.
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.
The Costello Trial Ad team competed Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2020, in the John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition in Washington, D.C. In a field of 32 teams, they advanced to the FINAL FOUR and won Runner Up Prosecution Team. The team competed against Mercer, Florida State, Georgetown, and Tulane. We are so proud of Shanice Smith-Banks, Katherine Messina, Christopher Kerrigan, and Brandi Cormier (coach). Special thanks to Nick Bergeron, practitioner coach.
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