TAB- Student Group: Barristers'

The Barristers’ Council gives Colorado Law students the opportunity to develop their lawyering skills outside the classroom. It is Colorado Law’s top resource for students interested in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, and transactional law.

Each year, the Barristers’ Council sponsors several intrascholastic mock trial, moot court, and transactional law tournaments. These competitions give Colorado Law students an opportunity to sharpen and test their advocacy and counseling skills. Experienced attorneys serve as judges for the competitions, and provide practical feedback to all participating students.

Students who become members of the Barristers’ Council receive intensive advocacy training throughout their time at Colorado Law. They have the opportunity to compete against other top law students from around the country and to represent Colorado Law at prestigious national advocacy tournaments.

Past Activities:

Intrascholastic Competitions

  • Colorado Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Rothgerber Moot Court Competition
  • Carrigan Cup Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Reilly Pozner Trial Challenge
  • Colorado Cup Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Hogan & Hartson Cup Trial Advocacy Competition (with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law)
  • University of Colorado Transactional Law Meet

National Competitions

  • National Appellate Advocacy Competition (sponsored by the New York Bar Association)
  • National Trial Competition (sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers)
  • National Student Trial Advocacy Competition (sponsored by the American Association of Justice)
  • Costello National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition

Special Interest Competitions

  • Price Media Law Moot Court Competition
  • Pace National Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • National Hispanic Moot Court Competition
  • Native American Law Student Association Moot Court Competition
  • Telecommunications Law Moot Court Competition
  • Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition
  • National Moot Court in Child and Adoption Law
  • Gibbons National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition
  • First Amendment and Media Law – Diversity Competition
  • American Intellectual Property Law Competition
  • Stetson Law Int’l Environmental Moot Court Competition
  • Int’l Institute of Space Law Lachs Moot Court Competition
  • NAPABA Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition


Committees and Board Members:

Moot Court Intra-School Competition

  • Katie Loiseau (Chair)
  • Rob Lawrence
  • Brian O'Neill
  • Tim Galluzzi
  • Kathleen Lucas

Moot Court Coaching Committee

  • Chris Brock (Chair)
  • Anna Uhls
  • Xakema Henderson
  • Tyler Boschert

Moot Court External Competition Committee

  • Kevin Cheney (Chair)
  • Manab Goswami
  • Matt Molinaro
  • Jane Kelly

Mock Trial Reilly Pozner Trial Challenge

  • Matt Montazzoli
  • Becca Seiver

Mock Trial Hogen Lovell (CU/DU Cup)

  • Amanda Schiabor
  • Corrie Caler

Mock Trial Colorado Cup

  • Kyle Robinson

Other resources:

  • Click here to visit the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Click here to visit the American Assoication of Justice
  • Click here to find us on TWEN