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 12th nationwide by US News and World Report.

 Executive Board 2020 – 2021

Teressa Hamsher, Executive Director
Jordan Metoyer, Managing Director
Carolyn Corcoran, Finance Director
Shiza Arshad, Alumni & External Communications Director
Jay Shuffenhauer and Sue Moon, Co-Directors of ADR Advocacy
Abby Holland and Dan Murphy, Co-Directors of Appellate Advocacy
Paulina Piasecki and Natalie Bayer, Director of Trial Advocacy
Maura DeMouy, Faculty Advisor