Trial Advocacy Division
The Trial Advocacy division of the Barristers' Council runs the Law Center's Mock Trial team. Team members develop their trial advocacy skills by competing as attorneys in interscholastic mock trial competitions across the country. The team also proudly hosts the annual White Collar Crime Invitational, a national competition that is the only interscholastic mock trial competition that focuses on white collar cases.
Joining the Trial Advocacy Division - The Greenhalgh Competition
One competition is organized each year. Held in the spring, the William W. Greenhalgh Competition is open to all non-graduating J.D. students. Competitors must prepare a case based on a closed packet and then argue their side to a mock judge and jury. Finalists argue before a prominent member of the local or federal bench. Those who advance to a certain level are invited to join the Barristers' Council and to represent Georgetown Law in a national mock trial competition.
2015 Greenhalgh Competition
Registration Week: Monday, January 12 - Friday, January 16 (at the Chapel tables on the 1st floor of McDonough).
Packet Release Date: Thursday, January 15.
Preliminary Rounds: Weekends of January 23 and January 30.
Final Round: Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. in Hart Auditorium.
For more information, contact the Director of the Greenhalgh Competition, Haley Etchison, at email@example.com.
For more information on the Trial Advocacy Division, please contact the Trial Advocacy Divison Director, Jenna Przybylski, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estrella Trial Advocacy Competition: The team of Bonnie Wise ('14), Grant Dubler ('14), Stephanie Redfield ('14), and Michael Johnson ('14) put on a great showing in Puerto Rico as semi-finalists. the team was coached by alumnus Palmer Heenan ('11).
Fordham Kelley Invitational Trial Competition: Teammates Aaron Reichlin-Melnick ('14) and Jenna Przybylski ('15), after winning every ballot throughout the preliminary and semi-final rounds, took 1st place. Jenna Przybylski also won the award for Best Advocate of the Final Round. The team was coached by alumnus Nik Nartowicz ('12).
William W. Greenhalgh Trial Advocacy Competition: After over 140 students tried out for the Trial Advocacy Division, an impressive team of advocates was selected to try their skills at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse. Bill Visone ('16) and Kristen McCannon ('16) faced Haley Etchison ('16) and Matthew Lachman ('16) in the Final Round in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Courthouse. After an incredibly close trial, Haley Etchison and Matthew Lachman were named the 2014 Greenhalgh Champions.