The Board of Advocates (BOA) is a student-led organization dedicated to training law students in the art of advocacy. The BOA's primary purpose is to promote practical experience in written and oral advocacy through a variety of competitions throughout the school year.
The BOA coordinates intramural mock trial, moot court, and negotiations competitions which are open to all SMU law students, as well as the Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition for all first-year students. These competitions are judged by local attorneys, fellow law students, and members of the law faculty. The BOA also sponsors student teams for various state, national, and international interscholastic competitions such as mock trial, moot court, negotiations, client counseling, and arbitration.
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