The Advocacy Programs offer a number of training workshops and skills development resources to students, faculty, and staff of the LSU Law Center to assist them in developing both their written and oral advocacy skills. Please visit the links and resources below for more information.
Advocacy Resources Folder for LSU Law Students
- All LSU Law Center students can access an extensive folder of resources (evidence handbooks, brief-writing guides, bibliographies, citation exercises, and other tools) for their use in preparing to compete in the Advocacy Programs’ internal competitions and on our external traveling teams. To access the folder, visit the LSU Law Center Remote File Access page, log in using your MyLSU credentials, and then navigate to Community Files -> Restricted -> Advocacy Resources.
On Friday afternoons throughout much of the fall semester, the Advocacy Programs faculty will host a series of “fast-track” intensive skills workshops designed to give students exposure to skills necessary for success in internal and external competitions being held at the LSU Law Center in that semester. The #FastTrackFriday workshops are open to all LSU Law Center students, but are particularly intended for 2L and 3L students who plan to participate in Advocacy Programs competitions. Students can freely attend any or all of the workshops. No registration is necessary. No preparation is necessary. Simply show up!
All Fall 2023 #FastTrackFriday Workshops will be held from 3:00-4:00 pm in Room 110 at the Law Center.
- Friday, August 18: Opening Statements
- Friday, August 25: Basics of Direct and Cross Examination
- Friday, September 1: Introducing and Objecting to Exhibits
- Friday, September 8: Pre-Negotiation Strategy
- Friday, September 15: Appellate Oral Arguments
National Competition Lists
- List of National Moot Court (Appellate Advocacy) Competitions
- List of National Trial Advocacy Competitions
- List of National Dispute Resolution & Transactional Competitions
Selected Public Resources
The below links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the LSU Law Center Advocacy Programs of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The LSU Law Center bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of any external sites or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
- YouTube Trial Advocacy Skills videos, prepared by the 2012-2013 LSU Law Center Trial Advocacy Board
- Federal Rules of Evidence
- Louisiana Code of Evidence
- What Every Law Student Should Know About ADR
- American Bar Association Mediation Guide
- Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding: A Selected Bibliography
- American Arbitration Association Resources Compilation