Skills Competitions

Van Vleck Competition

David M. Johnson 
Assistant Dean for Pro Bono & Advocacy Programs
djohnson@law.gwu.edu | 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

Lawyering skills competitions and programs provide valuable opportunities for students to augment the skills learned in class with realistic training in alternative dispute resolution, trial advocacy, and appellate advocacy.

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.