The Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Center is Fordham University School of Law’s trial team. Second, third, and fourth year students participate in various trial competitions, both civil and criminal. The Moores compete on a national level in approximately fifteen competitions every year.
Students are selected to join the team through two competitions: the Summer and Fall Intraschool Competitions. Students invited to join the Moore Advocates are eligible to compete in various regional and national trial advocacy competitions throughout the country. To see a list of the competitions in which the Moore Advocates have competed in the past, please see our Competition Resume.
Each team is coached by practicing attorneys, most of whom are Moore alumni. The competitors may earn course credit for introductory or advanced trial advocacy through participation on one of these interschool teams.
The Moores also host two competitions. The Judge Paul Joseph Kelly Jr., Invitational Trial Competition is an interschool competition which takes place in the fall, while the William M. Tendy Federal Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition is an intraschool competition which takes place in the spring.