The School of Law's advocacy program dates back as early as the 1930s. During this period, mainly internal law school moot court competitions were held. The idea of intercollegiate competitions took hold in the 1950s and the School of Law fielded teams from time to time.

In 1979, UGA began competing in mock trial tournaments. In its inaugural competition, the Intrastate Mock Trial Tournament, the School of Law teams placed first and second overcoming teams from Mercer and Emory universities.

Over the years, the School of Law has compiled a rich tradition of winning. Here is an overview of the institution's impressive winning record dating back to the 1960s.


Moot Court

American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition

Nationals:
Finalists- 2005
Semifinalists- 2012
Quarterfinalists- 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2016

Regionals:
Champions- 1977, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2016
Finalists- 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990,2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Semifinalists- 2016, 2017, 2019

 

National Moot Court Competition

Nationals:
Champions- 1991-92, 1996-97, 2013-14, 2019-20
Finalists- 2012-13
Semifinalists- 1974-75, 1982-83, 1988-89, 1992-93, 1993-94, 2002-03, 2020-21
Quarterfinalists- 1977-78, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1986-87, 1995-96, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2017-18

Regionals:
Champions- 1967-68, 1969-70, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2009-10, 2013-14, 2019-20, 2020-21
Finalists- 1965-66, 1981-82, 1987-88, 1998-99, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2017-18
Semifinalists- 1962-63, 1963-64, 1968-69, 1983-84, 2011-12, 2015-16, 2018-19
Quarterfinalists- 2016-17
 

Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition

Champions- 2002, 2006, 2014
Finalists- 2003, 2004, 2021
Semifinalists- 2007, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2019
Quarterfinalists- 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2018
 

Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

Champions- 2017
Semifinalists- 2020
Quarterfinalists- 2017, 2018
 

Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition

Champions- 2018
Semifinalists- 2018


J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Competition

Champions- 2016
Quarterfinalists- 2017


Mercer University School of Law National Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition

Champions- 2011, 2012 (first and second)
Finalists- 2014
Semifinalists- 2015
Quarterfinalists- 2013


Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition (GA v. FL) (formerly the Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition)

Champions- 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020


Intrastate Moot Court Competition

Champions- 1968, 1969 (first and second), 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1986 (first and second), 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (first and second), 1994, 2001 (first and second), 2002, 2003 (first and second), 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 (first and second), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (first and second), 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021
Finalists-1976, 1977, 1982, 1985, 1993, 2014, 2017
Semifinalists- 1999, 2000, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019


Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

World Champions- 1990
World Champion Finalists- 1991
World Champion Semifinalists- 1994,1996
World Champion Quarterfinalists-1981, 2001, 2002

Nationals:
Champions- 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996
Finalists- 1981, 2001, 2002

Regionals:
Champions- 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010
Finalists- 1970, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1992, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009
Semifinalists- 1971, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2018
Quarterfinalists - 2011, 2015, 2019


Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition

Nationals:
Finalists- 1989
Semifinalists- 1988, 2008
Quarterfinalists- 2006, 2010

Regionals:
Champions- 1988, 2008
Finalists- 1984, 1989, 1990, 2010
Semifinalists- 1986, 2006, 2010
Quarterfinalists- 2009


Emory National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

Champions- 2007
Finalists- 2012, 2017, 2018
Semifinalists- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015


Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

Quarterfinalists- 2010, 2011


Evan A. Evans National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

Champions- 2010

 

National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

Champions- 1997, 2006, 2008, 2013
Finalists- 2001, 2004
Semifinalist- 2007
Quarterfinalists- 1999, 2000, 2002

 

Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship

Champions- 2014, 2019
Finalists- 2020, 2021
Semifinalists- 2015, 2017

 

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Notable finishes: 2010 (top 32 teams), 2011 (top 32 teams), 2012 (top 16 teams), 2014 (top 16 teams), 2016 (top 8 teams)


William B. Spong Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament

Champions- 1994, 1997, 2019
Finalists- 1998, 2018
Semifinalists- 1995, 1999, 2000
Quarterfinalists- 2001, 2021

 

National Online Moot Court Competition
 

Champions- 2021
Finalists- 2021
 


Mock Trial


National Trial Advocacy Tournament

Champions- 2014
Quarterfinalists- 2015

 

American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition

Nationals:
Champions- 1997
Finalists- 1988
Semifinalists- 1986
Quarterfinalists- 1997, 1998, 2001

Regionals:
Champions- 1988, 1997(first and second), 1998, 2001, 2002, 2018
Finalists- 1987, 1998
Semifinalists- 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2021

 

National Trial Competition (TYLA)

Nationals:
Semifinalists-
2009
Quarterfinalists- 2009

Regionals:
Champions- 1985 , 2006 (two teams), 2008, 2009 (two teams), 2012, 2014
Finalists- 1990, 1997, 2003, 2015, 2019, 2020
Semifinalists- 1988, 1990, 2002, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017 (two teams), 2018, 2019, 2021

 

South Texas Mock Trial Challenge (National)

Champions- 2014, 2017, 2018, 2021
Quarterfinalists- 2012, 2013, 2019
Octofinalists- 2015, 2016

 

William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition

Champions- 2007, 2021
Finalists- 2014
Semifinalists- 1998, 2006, 2011, 2015

 

Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition

Champions- 2011
Semifinalists- 2013
Quarterfinalists- 2015


National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

Champions- 2003
Finalists- 1994
Semifinalists- 1995

 

Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition (Black Law Students Association)

Nationals:
Champions- 2006
Finalists- 2003
Semifinalists- 2005
Quarterfinalists- 2009

Regionals:
Champions- 2003, 2009
Finalists- 2005, 2006
Semifinalists- 2004, 2010
Quarterfinalists- 2009


Palmetto State Classic Mock Trial Competition

Finalists- 2018

 

Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition

Finalists- 2019


Tournament of Champions

Finalists- 1997

 

Cathy E. Bennett National Criminal Trial Competition (NACDL)

Semifinalists- 1998

 

Georgetown White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational

Finalists- 2000, 2001
Semifinalists- 1998, 2002

 

King of the Hill

Quarterfinalists- 2021