The Advocacy Programs offer a number of training workshops and skills development resources to students, faculty, and staff of the LSU Law Center to assist them in developing both their written and oral advocacy skills. Please visit the links and resources below for more information.
#FastTrack Training Videos
We have prepared a number of short skills training videos for students participating in our advocacy competitions! Videos below require MyLSU login credentials. Slides from all of the #FastTrack Training Videos can be found in the Advocacy Resources folder below.
- #FastTrack Video – Trial Advocacy – Opening Statements
- #FastTrack Video – Trial Advocacy – Introducing Exhibits
- #FastTrack Video – Trial Advocacy – Examining Witnesses (Direct and Cross)
- #FastTrack Video – Appellate Advocacy – Oral Arguments and Moot Court Tryouts
Advocacy Resources Folder for LSU Law Students
- All LSU Law Center students can access a password-protected folder of printable resources (evidence handbooks, brief-writing guides, bibliographies, citation exercises, and other tools) for their use in preparing to compete in the Advocacy Programs’ internal competitions and on our external traveling teams. To access the folder, visit the LSU Law Center Remote File Access page (log in using your MyLSU credentials), and then navigate to Community Files -> Restricted -> Advocacy Resources.
National Competition Lists
- List of National Moot Court (Appellate Advocacy) Competitions
- List of National Trial Advocacy Competitions
- List of National Dispute Resolution & Transactional Competitions
Selected Public Resources
The below links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the LSU Law Center Advocacy Programs of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The LSU Law Center bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of any external sites or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.
- YouTube Trial Advocacy Skills videos, prepared by the 2012-2013 LSU Law Center Trial Advocacy Board
- Federal Rules of Evidence
- Louisiana Code of Evidence
- What Every Law Student Should Know About ADR
- American Bar Association Mediation Guide
- Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding: A Selected Bibliography
- American Arbitration Association Resources Compilation