Update: Faulkner Law Advocacy Program

Mercer Moot CourtSince 2012, Faulkner Law’s advocates have won seven national advocacy championships and eight regional championships in moot, trial, and mediation. Because of this winning record, Faulkner became one of four schools in the nation to receive an invitation to both the 2015 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship and the 2014 National Top Gun Tournament – both of which are best-of-the-best tournaments. Faulkner advocate Sherri Mazur (JSL ’14) was named second-best advocate in the nation at Top Gun.

Faulkner has continued to make their presence known in the advocacy arena. Under the guidance of Faulkner Law’s Director of Advocacy Programs, Joe Lester, Faulkner advocates placed third in the 2014 ABA Semi-finals for the National Appellate Advocacy Competition. In addition to multiple top finishes at both the national and regional level, Faulkner advocates have won two national titles from the Mercer National Moot Competition and the Buffalo Niagara National Trial Competition during 2014-2015 advocacy season alone.

NTC NationalDue to Faulkner’s continued success in the national advocacy arena, Faulkner has been invited to participate – for the second year in a row – in Baylor Law School’s Top Gun Mock Trial Competition. The competition will be held this week in Waco, Texas. Elliott Smith will represent Faulkner with Caleb Rush, who will be in charge of technology and serving as second chair to Smith.

In August, Faulkner Law will host its annual intra-school J. Greg Allen Mock Trial Competition. Named in honor of Greg Allen (JSL ’82), the mock trial tournament is open to all third-year Faulkner Law students who wish to test their ability to be courtroom advocates. If you are interested in supporting the advocacy program by volunteering to judge, please contact Rachel Miller, Director of External Relations, at rmiller@faulkner.edu.

June 2nd, 2015