Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Honors Board
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Students selected for our Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council support our nationally recognized trial advocacy and dispute resolution competition teams. The Honors Board consists of students entrusted with leadership positions within the program, and the supporting Council is made up of all students selected to compete on a team. Students are selected through a competitive interview and tryout process that takes place at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Our teams compete in the areas of civil and criminal litigation, arbitration, negotiation, mediation, and client counseling and consistently place among the top teams in the country. The Board and Council assist in hosting internal and external competitions and events.
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The Honors Board consists of students entrusted with leadership positions within the program. After one semester of service on the TADR Council, students in the top 1/3 of their class are eligible to interview for a position as “Barrister” on the TADR Honors Board. Barristers are selected at the end each semester and may earn up to two credits for assisting the program director in managing the program. Board members assist with administering trial team try-outs, the internal competitions, inter-squad competitions, dress rehearsals, panel discussions, recruiting efforts, mentoring programs, and social events.