Legal Skills Training

Training in essential legal skills is critically important to any career path you choose. At St. John's, we emphasize legal writing for all students and student-run journals provide avenues for publication. Students can also build advocacy skills through our dispute resolution, mock trial, and moot court teams. Our student writers and advocates have an excellent track record in national and international competitions, signaling the strength of their legal skills.

Recent Mock Trial and Moot Court Honors

Trial Advocacy

  • Semi-Finalists, NITA Tournament of Champions
  • Regional Champions, National Quarter-Finalists, and Best Advocate, TYLA National Trial Competition
  • Regional Champions, AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Finalists, Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition

Appellate Advocacy

  • Winner, Tulane Sports Law Competition
  • Semi-Finalists, William B. Spong Moot Court Competition
  • Semi-Finalists, Cardozo/BMI Moot Court Competition


David Sheril, Student

Kaitlin McTague, Student

Chris Rubino, Student

Stephanie Zambrano, Student