Litigation and Advocacy

Master the art of persuasion

Lawyers, government and nonprofit leaders, CEOs, and judges all benefit from advocacy training. Effective writing, persuasive and confident presentation, and the ability to anticipate an opponent’s argument are valuable skills to have, regardless of your career path. At Maryland Carey Law, you will learn the fundamentals of advocacy through our extensive curriculum. When you’re ready to put theory into practice, our competitive teams and clinical experiences provide opportunities for you to apply your skills in both hypothetical and real-world scenarios. You’ll work closely with faculty advisors, alumni coaches, and volunteer judges who will serve as mentors and lifelong career resources.

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Explore the Litigation and Advocacy Curriculum

  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution and the Law
  • Electronic Evidence and Discovery Seminar
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Evidence
  • International Moot Court
  • Issues in Medical and Forensic Evidence
  • Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy
  • Marital Property and Divorce Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice: Claims, Defenses, and Litigation
  • Moot Court
  • National Trial Team
  • Pretrial Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Writing in Law Practice: Advanced
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Writing in Law Practice: Advanced Writing in Federal Civil Litigation
  • Writing in Law Practice: Pretrial Litigation
  • National Trial Team
  • Moot Court
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
  • International Moot Court
  • Environmental Moot Court
  • Labor and Employment Trial Team
  • Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition
  • Thurgood Marshall National Trial Team
  • Transactional LawMeet
  • American Association for Justice
  • Burton D. Weschler First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Tournament
  • Cardozo Broadcast Music Inc. Moot Court Competition
  • Lone Star Classic
  • National Civil Trial Competition
  • National Ethics Trial Competition
  • National Health Law Moot Court Competition
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • National Moot Court Competition
  • National White Collar Crime Mock
  • Trial Invitational
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Competition
  • Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition

Moot Court Board

The Moot Court Board provides law students with an avenue to enhance their advocacy skills in appellate brief writing and oral debate by presenting a speaker series of federal and state appellate judges and practitioners, offering workshops on how to effectively write briefs and present oral arguments, assisting first and second-year students with their advocacy courses, and competing in various competitions.

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Clinics at Maryland Carey Law

Our renowned Clinical Law Program offers a wide variety of clinics where you will get real-world legal experience with litigation and advocacy work.

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Alicia Wilson ’07

“The trial team was my most valuable experience in law school, as it prepared me to chair a trial within weeks of joining my law firm.”


Examples of where our graduates have been employed:

Associate Attorney, Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP

Associate Attorney, Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty, and Kelly, P.C.

Counsel – Litigation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Associate Attorney, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.

Trial Attorney, Brown Goldstein & Levy

Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice

Associate Attorney, Downs Ward Bender Herzog & Kintigh, P.A.

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