Welcome to Board of Advocates at the SMU Dedman School of Law

The Board of Advocates (BOA) is an organization of law students committed to learning about the advocacy side of the practice of law. Led by an Executive Council of officers and strongly supported by the law school administration and faculty, the BOA promotes the practical side of “lawyering” through on and off campus competitions in a variety of advocacy areas. Whether you want to be a transactional attorney working on multi-million-dollar deals (try the Negotiation competition in the Fall) or a trial-ready litigator (try one of the numerous off-campus moot court or mock trial competitions), the BOA provides various opportunities for SMU students to become successful advocates.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the BOA, please do not hesitate to email any of the Board of Directors here.  Also, please stop by anytime at our office on the lower level of Storey Hall, Room 24B (next to the SBA Office).

Membership Registration

Everyone interested in participating in the BOA must register below.

Membership Registration Link


View Points

All members may now view their current points totals at any time.

Points Link

Click here if you have any questions about points.