Published: Oct. 26, 2020

Colorado Law was recently selected to join the Order of Barristers, a national honorary organization that encourages oral advocacy and brief-writing skills through law school oral advocacy programs.

The Order of Barristers provides national recognition for students who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools. Selection into the Order of Barristers is the highest honor a Colorado Law advocacy student can receive. Eight members of the Class of 2020 were selected to join: Lauren Atzenbeck, Blaire Bayliss, Shelby Dolen, Lawrence Stone MacBeth, Bianca Oprea, Amber Paoloemilio, Michael Salazar, and Leah Travis.

"By becoming a member of the Order of Barristers, we can recognize our outstanding students who have excelled in oral and written advocacy," said Emily Horowitz, director of experiential learning and public service programs. "Our students spend a remarkable amount of time preparing for their mock trial and moot court competitions, and this is one way we can acknowledge them for their hard work."

Learn more about Colorado Law’s moot court, mock trial, and transactional competitions at


3L members of the moot court team serve as judges for the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition.