Ranked 3rd in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, our advocacy program produces lawyers of unparalleled quality and preparedness. It is our third-year Practice Court program for which we are best known and that you will find so valuable come graduation.
In Practice Court, all third-year law students try multiple cases from beginning to end. Students learn the entire spectrum of a lawyer's experience. It is a facet of law school that students often find to be one of the most strenuous but also one of the most compelling and rewarding components of their Baylor Law School educations. Because of this program, you will not only know what to expect when you walk into court on your first job assignment, but you will also be able to present yourself as a seasoned attorney.
Even if you do not intend to litigate, the Practice Court experience teaches you, among other things, to conduct initial interviews with clients, to write contracts that will stand up in arbitration or court, to think critically and pragmatically about complex situations, and to confidently advocate during a negotiation on behalf of your client.
Baylor Law School's advocacy program will help you establish the lawyering skills that are important to any type of practice.
Beyond the classroom, externships, and clerkships, many Baylor Law students hone their skills through competitions.
It all starts with Baylor Law's internal moot court competition, which is required during a student's third or fourth quarter. Students also have the opportunity to participate in internal mock trial or client counseling competitions. Students who excel in these competitions are invited to try out for teams that will represent Baylor Law at regional and national competitions. Baylor Law School is known to produce formidable competitions. For more information, please click here.
|ESSENTIAL LAWYERING SKILLS DEVELOPED IN OUR ADVOCACY PROGRAM
- Attention to detail
- Precision in analysis and thought
- Precision in expression and communication
- Self-awareness, self-confidence, and poise
- The art of persuasion
- An understanding of the realities of modern law practice
- Organization, prioritizing of tasks, establishing discipline in the use of time, and the development of efficiency.