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.
Congrats Trial Ad Intramural Team
Congratulations to the winners of the Trial Ad Intramural Competition! Sierra Ambrose, Allyson Colomb, Chris Dommermuth, and Mary Martin took home first place with Brianna Cole, Margo Richard, Lillian Riley, and Cassidy Sanderson coming in a close second. The teams were coached by Camrie Ventry and Ronnie Cantin, respectively. The students impressed the judges with their poise and style. Great job!
Congratulations ABA Negotiation Team!
The ABA Negotiation Competition was held virtually; Dylan Hoke and Forrest Ladd performed well! They were coached by our recent alumnus Taylor Malinosky and negotiated first on behalf of a small private University hosting an Olympic style event and second on behalf of an organization that sought to have a booth and pass out literature at the events. As Dylan Hoke put it, "We gave the winners of the entire competition a run for their money."
We are very proud of their hard work - they represented Loyola well.
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.
Congratulations to our Constitutional Criminal Procedure Moot Court team members, who competed this weekend in the 32nd Annual National Criminal Procedure tournament held virtually. Hunter Ahia and Victoria Pitre exemplified excellent oral advocacy skills in a case involving Miranda warnings. They were coached by third-year law student Jodi Hill and Professor Leslie Shoebotham oversaw their exceptional progress. Great work team!