How To Join
Each division holds an internal competition for students to become a part of the team. Each division will host an information session and tabling before the competition begins.
Barristers’ Council Showcase
For more information on how the competitions work, come out to our annual Showcase! Here, you’ll see demonstrations from current team members and learn about the tryout process for each team.
The 2021-2022 Showcase will be held at the start of the Spring Semester.
The Appellate Advocacy Division holds the Leahy Competition each fall. Leahy is open to all upper-class J.D. and LLM students. It is an opportunity for students to showcase their brief-writing and oral argument skills as they compete to make the team.
The packet for the Leahy Competition will be released on October 1st and briefs will be due October 11th. Registration for the Leahy Competition is now open and will close on Friday, October 1st at 6pm EST. Register for Leahy.
For any additional questions, please email the Leahy Directors at email@example.com.
The Trial Advocacy Division holds the Greenhalgh Competition each spring. Greenhalgh is open to all 1L, 1E, 2L, 2E, and 3E students. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Trial Advocacy Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Appellate Advocacy Division holds the Beaudry Competition each spring. Beaudry is open to all 1L and 1E students. It is an opportunity for students to showcase the skills they have gained in their Legal Research and Writing Class by writing a brief and competing in a series of rounds of oral argument. At the end of Beaudry, around thirty new members are added to the team, and these individuals will be members for their 2L and 3L years.
The ADR Division holds the Bellamy Competition each spring. Bellamy is open to all 1L, 1E, 2L, 2E, and 3E students. Please reach out to the Bellamy Director at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Registration for the Appellate Advocacy Leahy Competition is now open and will close on Friday, October 1st at 6pm EST. View registration information. For any additional questions, please email the Leahy Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org.