The Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution will help prepare you to become an outstanding advocate, whether your career takes you to the courtroom, the boardroom or beyond. U.S. News & World Report ranked our Trial Advocacy Program No. 7 among the leading programs in the nation in its 2019 Best Graduate Schools guide. The reason for that ranking is due in large part to the success of our outstanding Mock Trial and Moot Court teams, which consistently win awards in regional and national competitions. Read the fall 2018 Advocacy Center newsletter.
The Center has provided training programs around the globe, including in Chile, Italy, Cambodia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Kosovo. In fact, we received a $2.1 million USAID grant to train Chinese law professors in experiential teaching. From 2016-2018 we also provided a similar program as part of the United States/Russia Foundation (USRF) in collaboration with the Russian Foreign Trade Academy Law School (Moscow).
Our mission is to prepare you to excel as an advocate who can ethically and skillfully represent clients in an array of legal matters.
Our faculty have written books used by law schools across the nation.
Contact Cary Bricker, Professor of Lawyering Skills, Director, Mock Trial Competition
Program, Co-Director, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Email | 916.739.7236
Contact Thomas J. Leach, Director, Trial Advocacy & National Ethics Trial Competition
Email | 916.739.7002
Contact Ed Telfeyan, Moot Court Faculty Advisor
Email | 916.739.7340