George Mason's Trial Advocacy Association ("Trial Ad") provides students with opportunities to develop their trial practice skills and gain litigation experience, through simulated curricular and extra-curricular courtroom exercises. Trial Ad members compete in a number of trial competitions throughout the school year, and the association sponsors the regional leg of the National Trial Competition (NTC) each spring. Trial competitions simulate both civil and criminal trials involving issues ranging from medical malpractice to white-collar crime and homicide. To prepare for these competitions, students are trained to conduct many aspects of a jury trial, including motions in limine, opening statements, direct and cross examination, and closing arguments. Coupled with George Mason's excellent trial advocacy coursework, the association continues to be a valuable tool in preparing students to begin their careers as trial lawyers.



President: Ben Charlton

Executive Vice President: Desiree Sholes

Vice President Thatchter Intramural: Greg Caffas

Vice President Costello Competition: Chris Deist

Vice President Events: Dodd Fuller

Vice President Recruitment: Roshni Dhillion

Vice President Problem Writing: Peter Zuk