Partner with the Board of Advocates

The Board of Advocates (BOA) is a student organization that oversees all St. Thomas Law advocacy competitions. In addition to promoting student participation in existing competitions, the BOA evaluates the many advocacy competition invitations it receives. The board intends to continue expanding the number and variety of advocacy skills-building opportunities available to St. Thomas Law students. 

Integral to the success of these unique educational opportunities is the participation of volunteer judges, attorneys, law professors and other legal professionals to coach and judge our students. 

St. Thomas Law students participate currently in these advocacy competitions:

  • University of St. Thomas Intramural Moot Court Competition 
  • William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition
  • Evan E. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 
  • Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition 
  • New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition 
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • University of St. Thomas' Minnesota Moot Court Competition 
  • American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition 
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association National Trial Competition 
  • American Bar Association Law Student Division Negotiation Competition 

For further information about specific competitions and how you can help as a coach and/or judge, please contact: Professor Mark Osler, Faculty Advisor.