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 Appellate Advocacy program was ranked 5th overall for the past decade by the National Jurist and the Trial Advocacy division was ranked 5th nationwide by US News and World Report.

 Executive Board 2018-2019

Margo Rusconi, Executive Director
Kendall Spencer, Managing Director
Grace DeNoon, Finance Director
Kati Seeman, Alumni & External Communications Director
Maggie White, Alumni & External Communications Assistant Director
Desiree Luckey and Logan Quinn, Co-Directors of ADR Advocacy
Kate Rheaume and Andrew Delaplane, Co-Directors of Appellate Advocacy
Caitlin Bozman and Elisa Egonu, Co-Directors of Trial Advocacy
Maura DeMouy, Faculty Advisor