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 interscholastic competitions every year. Students chosen to join Barristers’ Council begin intensive training to represent Georgetown Law at national and international advocacy competitions.

The Trial Advocacy Division was ranked 2nd Nationwide by Fordham University School of Law, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Division was ranked 24th nationwide by US News and World Report, and the Appellate Advocacy Division has historically ranked in the top 20 nationwide by the University of Houston’s Law Center.


 Executive Board 2023-2024

Katie Maye, Executive Director
Isabel Turner, Managing Director
Keturah Crawford, Senior Finance Director
Aila Ganic, Senior Alumni & External Communications Director
Amandine Fromont and Lily Li, Co-Directors of ADR Advocacy
Lucille Holmes-Anderson and Warren Geary, Co-Directors of Appellate Advocacy
Kira Eidson and Zoe Topaz, Co-Directors of Trial Advocacy
Lisa Curtis, Faculty Advisor