Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center is dedicated to fostering the education of law students in the world of trial advocacy. Each year, the center sends Fordham students around the country to compete at national trial competitions. Under the guidance of practicing trial attorneys, these students devote a great deal of their time and effort to prepare for these competitions. The program refines students’ ability to argue factual inferences, apply facts to legal problems, advocate persuasively, and understand and apply the rules of evidence. Email email@example.com to learn about ways you can volunteer.
Dispute Resolution Society (DRS) comprises students who compete in regional, national and international competitions in negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Each year the DRS hosts three events with sponsorship opportunities: (i) the leading pre-moot for the Willem C. Vis Arbitration competition; (ii) a symposium each fall in which leading dispute resolution scholars join us as speakers or attendees; and (iii) a year-end dinner where Fordham deans, professors, distinguished alumni, and DRS members celebrate the year's accomplishments. The DRS also welcomes alumni assistance in coaching students for the various competitions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about ways you can volunteer.
Moot Court Board is Fordham’s appellate advocacy program. The Board hosts four competitions each year: two intraschool competitions to determine which 2L students will be invited to join the Moot Court Board, and two interschool competitions. The intraschool competitions, Mulligan and Wormser, are held in June/July and September/October respectively. Since each of the multiple rounds of the competitions require a panel of at least three judges, Mulligan and Wormser offer both Fordham alumni and local practitioners a significant and enjoyable opportunity for involvement. Practitioners are eligible to receive CLE credit for their involvement. The two interschool competitions hosted by Fordham are the Kaufman and Mentor competitions. Kaufman (late March/early April) invites schools from across the country to argue securities law issues, and Mentor (November) is hosted for public high school students. Both offer great opportunities for alumni and local practitioner involvement. The Moot Court Board also sends select teams to competitions at other schools around the country throughout the school year. Email email@example.com to learn about ways you can volunteer.