The Barristers’ Council at Georgetown University Law Center has supported competitive student advocacy for seventy years. The Trial Advocacy Division chooses its members through the annual intrascholastic William W. Greenhalgh Trial Advocacy Competition. Those who accept invitations to the Division undergo training with practitioner coaches. Georgetown Law’s trial advocacy curriculum supplements our program through clinical education and advocacy classes. The 2020 US News & World Report rankings place the Georgetown trial advocacy program 12th nationally. The Barristers’ Council Trial Advocacy Division hosts the annual National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational, an elite national tournament that hosts twenty teams by invitation.

The National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational

For almost two decades, Georgetown’s National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational has been a standard in the law school mock trial community. Twenty teams from around the country are invited each year to try an original case based on a current issue in white-collar crime.

View more information on the National White Collar Crime Invitational Page.

Division Leadership

Georgetown is proud to have the highest-ranked student-run trial advocacy program in the country. Our division leadership is trained by the Senior Coaching Faculty and supported by Law Center administration.

Kiersten Whitfield and Adam Governale, Co-Directors of Trial Advocacy