Skills Competitions

Kagan Moot Court Competition Justice Elena Kagan presided over the finals of the 2012 Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition.


Amy Coney Barrett and Dean Johnson

The Hon. Amy Coney Barrett, pictured with Dean David Johnson, presided over the finals of the 2020 Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, the same year she joined the US Supreme Court.

David M. Johnson 
Assistant Dean for Pro Bono & Advocacy Programs
[email protected]
202.994.4539, STU207

Dean David Johnson is primarily responsible for oversight of advocacy competitions at GW Law, be they alternative dispute resolution (ADR, such as arbitration), mock trial (trial practice) or moot court (appellate practice). If you have a question regarding any of them, please contact Dean Johnson.

GW Law's skills boardsstudent organizations, and academic programs sponsor two main types of competitions. All eligible students are encouraged and invited to apply:

Internal Competitions

Internal Competitions

If you are a GW Law student, competitions provide valuable opportunities to hone your advocacy skills and earn membership on one of our three Skills Boards: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mock Trial, or the Moot Court.

Learn more about these opportunities.
External Competitions

External Competitions

The George Washington University Law School hosts several interscholastic competitions that are open to all ABA-approved law schools.

Learn more about these competitions.