Advocate Education Series

About the Series


The Board of Advocates’ Advocacy Education Series (AES) is a collection of seminars designed to provide all students with an opportunity to learn about a particular type of event before the event occurs. For 1L’s especially, the seminars are very helpful.

During each seminar, students will receive: (1) an engaging lesson from an attorney or faculty member on the particular type of advocacy in the upcoming competition, (2) a student/lecturer demonstration of the competition format and styles, (3) information on how to sign up to compete in the related competition.

Resource Library


How to Signup for Tryout Time Slots Video 

How To Sign Up for Tryout Slots

Mock Trial Competition
Mock-Trial-Guide

Mock Trial Tutorial Videos

Full Playlist

  1. Welcome to Mock Trial
  2. Pre-Trial Procedure
  3. Brief Evidence Tutorial
  4. How to Approach a Problem
  5. Opening Statement
  6. Direct Examination
  7. Cross Examination
  8. Closing Argument

Negotiations Competition

Fall 2014 – 1 of 3  Fall 2014 – 2 of 3  Fall 2014 – 3 of 3  SMU Negotiations Competition AES Meeting 2015

1L/1E Closing Argument Competition 

Spring 2014 – Video 1 of 2         Spring 2014 – Video 2 of 2

Howie Sweeney Moot Court Competition

Spring 2014 – Video 1 of 1 (Information Session Only)

Voir Dire Competition

Spring 2014 Video 1 of 3      Spring 2014 Video 2 of 3     Spring 2014 – Video 3 of 3

Fall 2017 AES Video 1 of 2      Fall 2017 AES Video 2 of 2

Off-Campus Tryouts 

Spring 2015 – AES – 1 of 2     Spring 2015 – AES – 2 of 2