Trial Advocacy Association

The Future of Litigation

Applying to the Trial Advocacy Association

Students may apply for membership to the Trial Advocacy Association Board either at the end of the Spring Semester or following the Intramural Competition in the Fall Semester. Membership is open to current first and second year students. While there is no minimum cumulative GPA to be eligible for membership, candidates must be in good academic standing, pursuant to school policy. Students may be members of both the Moot Court Board and the Trial Advocacy Association.


Application Process


  1. Students will receive an email from the Trial Advocacy Association Executive Board calling for applications
    to the Board.
  2. Students will complete and submit a written application packet, which should include information form, one-page resume and two required essays.
  3. Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by e-mail.
  4. Interviews will be conducted.
  5. Students selected for membership will be notified.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants to the Trial Advocacy Association are considered for membership based on the following criteria, with no single factor being determinative:

  • Application materials
  • Previous participation and/or volunteer work with the Trial Advocacy Association
  • Participation in the Client Counseling Competition
  • Interview