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 2022 – 2023

Lauren Young, Executive Director
Katie Maye, Managing Director
Emily Mahapatra, Senior Finance Director
Gabriela Gabbidon, Senior Alumni & External Communications Director
James (JT) Bostick and Abigail Johnson, Co-Directors of ADR Advocacy
Brandon Brown and Kyle Finnegan, Co-Directors of Appellate Advocacy
Keyes Gilmer, Co-Directors of Trial Advocacy
Lisa Curtis, Faculty Advisor