For more than seventy years, the Barristers' Council has been providing students at Georgetown University Law Center with opportunities to hone their advocacy skills. Students who are interested in joining the Council do so through the Appellate Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, and ADR Advocacy divisions, which sponsor a number of intrascholastic competitions every year. Students chosen to join Barristers' Council begin intensive training to represent Georgetown Law at national and international advocacy competitions.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Division

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Division runs the ADR team. Information about how to join and where we compete can be found on our page.

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Appellate Advocacy Division

The Appellate Advocacy Division runs the Moot Court team. Information about how to join and where we compete can be found on our page.

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Trial Advocacy Division

The Trial Advocacy Division runs the Mock Trial team. Information about how to join and where we compete can be found on our page. 

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Georgetown Law is ranked 4th in Appellate Advocacy by the University of Houston Blakely Advocacy Institute and 5th in Trial Advocacy by US News and World Report.

Forms:

The Handbook can be found here.
The Reimbursement Form can be found here.
Instructions on completing the Reimbursement Form can be found here.
The Travel Request Form can be found here.
The Finance Policies Presentation can be found here.
The Recording of the General Body Meeting can be found here.

Contact Us

2016-2017 Executive Committee
Contact Information

Matthew McCarthy, Executive Director
James Ferguson, Managing Director
Jonathan Rauch, Financial Director
Sara Rafferty, Alumni Affairs Director
Katherine Dearing, Director of ADR Advocacy
Kyle Crawford & Jeffrey Thalhofer, Co-Directors of Appellate Advocacy
Matthew Covert, Director of Trial Advocacy
Maura DeMouy, Faculty Advisor
Mailing Address/Office Location:
Hotung 1010
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 662-9271
Fax: (202) 662-9266
E-mail: barristers.managing@gmail.com

Alumni

If you are an alumnus of Barristers' Council, please complete the Barristers' Council Alumni Survey to receive the latest Barristers' Council news.  You will have the option to select your communications preferences.

For Alumni looking to reconnect with old Barristers' colleagues, we recommend adding "Barristers' Council" to your Hoyas Online profile and searching for others with "Barristers' Council" listed under their activities.

Professionals

If you are a professional who is interested in coaching or becoming involved with Barristers' Council, please complete the Barristers' Council Volunteer Survey.