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.

Members of the Barristers' Council stand together on the McDonough Hall steps for a group photograph

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Division was ranked 8th nationwide by the American Bar Association and the Trial Advocacy division was ranked 11th nationwide by US News and World Report.

 Executive Board 2019 – 2020

Kendall Spencer, Executive Director
Teressa Hamsher, Managing Director
Grace DeNoon, Finance Director
Maggie White, Alumni & External Communications Director
Gary DePalo and Shelby Martin, Co-Directors of ADR Advocacy
Sherlyn Abdullah and Amelia Putnam, Co-Directors of Appellate Advocacy
Hannah Henderson, Director of Trial Advocacy
Maura DeMouy, Faculty Advisor