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 eight new members from the argue-on competition: Sarah Brandt, Ronnie Cantin, Allyson Colomb, Brennan Dorsey, Afam Okeke, Margo Richard, Carlos Torres, and Dominic Wilson.
Welcome to our newest Trial Ad members!
Trial Ad welcomed ten new members from the spring intersession course: Sierra Ambrose, Ashlii Dyer, Amber Fletcher, Jeremy Gatz-Miller, Wyatt Hegeler, Kathryn Mitchell, Dearica Richard, Cassidy Sanderson, Joshua Senter, Lisa Soyars, and Cynthia Traina.
Congratulations to our First Amendment Team!
Congrats to the First Amendment Moot Court Team, who finished in the quarterfinals of their tournament. Led by coach Katelyn McGibney, team members Mary Claire Kramer, Sarah Beth Hyde, and Brooke Hathaway presented outstanding arguments before a seasoned panel of judges in an all virtual format. Great job team!
Congrats to our All Star Bracket Challenge Trial Team!
Our trial team gave an excellent performance in four trials over four days in a 64-team national trial ad tournament involving a criminal RICO charge. Walking away with six ballots, the team represented their clients well! Congrats to Forrest Ladd, Richard Kohnke, Matt Thompson, coach Jon Maestri, Camrie Ventry and Daniel Olivier.
Jo Heller, one of our Adjunct Professors of Trial Advocacy, was chosen as one of the honorees in City Business' 16th Leadership in Law Class.
Read all of the details here. We are proud of you!!!!