Trial Advocacy Division
The Trial Advocacy division of the Barristers' Council runs the Law Center's mock trial program and hosts the 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 - 2014 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.
Info Session:in McDonough 203 (Will be recorded)
Registration: tinyurl.com/Greenhalgh2014.(Chapel Tables on the 1st floor of McDonough) You may also register by visiting
Training Session One:(Will be recorded)
Preliminary Round One:
Semi-Final Round: at the Prettyman Courthouse
Final Round: in the Prettyman Courthouse Ceremonial Courtroom
For more information on the Trial Advocacy Division, please contact Managing Director, Maggie Nettesheim, at email@example.com
Sixth Annual National Pre-Trial Competition: Team members Ericka Aiken (3L), Michael Burns (3L), Kevin Homiak (2L) and Chris Rawlins (3L) were quarter-finalists at this demanding competition hosted by Stetson Law. The team was coached by Marybeth Manfreda.
San Diego Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Competition: Team members Claire Bergeron (3L), Paul Crowley (2L), Phil Dreher (2L), and Stephanie Redfield (2L) put up a strong showing at this civil trial competition, but unfortunately did not advance. The team was coached by Dan Starck (LAW '12).
Kelley Invitational Trial Competition: Beth Lipman (2L) and Pual Halliday (2L) turned in a strong performance at this criminal trial competition hosted by Fordham Law and Beth won an award for Best Opening Statement. The Team was coached by Kelly Competition veteran Amanda Tuminelli (3L).
Quinnipiac University Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition: Team captain Lars Hulsebus (3L) and members Brian Burke (3L), Mike Fitzgerald (2L), and Noel Miller (3L) tied for First Place, going undefeated through the tournament until the final round tie-breaker was decided in favor of the host team. Noel also won an award for Best Closing Argument.
National Trial Competition Regionals: Georgetown sent two teams to the National Trial Competition regionals at William & Mary Law. The team of Lars Hulsebus (3L) and Amanda Tuminelli (3L) were undefeated in the regionals to win one of two bids to the national finals in San Antonio, Texas. Michael Burns (3L) and Kevin Homiak (2L) turned in a strong performance but unfortunately did not advance.
National Trial Competition Finals: Lars Hulsebus (3L) and Amanda Tuminelli (3L) stormed through San Antonio to win the National Trial Competition and emerge as champions! Lars, closing for the prosecution in the final round, was also named Best Advocate. The team was coached by alumnus Jeremy Widder and received assistance from Ryan Guptill (3L).
American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition: The team of Maggie Nettesheim (2L), Meredith Ragany (2L), Paul Halliday (2L), and Mike Fitzgerald (2L) went undefeated at the regional tournament and reached the national quarter-finals in New Orleans. The team was coached by Amir Sadeghy.
South Texas Mock Trial Competition: Georgetown was represented by Anne Marie Carson (2L), Stephanie Keats (1L), Caitlin Valiulis (1L), and Anand Varadarajan (3L). The team competed hard up until the end and, although they weren't able to bring back any custom-made cowboy boots, they did very well and we hope they had a great time.