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: Christine Fries

Vice President: Kayla Carroway

Vice President, Extramurals: Zachary Fayne

Vice President, Costello: Jenica Kramer

Vice President, Thacher: Nicole Ezeh

Vice President, Events: Rich White

Vice President, Advocacy Skills: Alyssa Vallar

Vice President, Recruitment: Perry Rihl

Vice President, Jurors: Kenny Kuper

Vice President, Witnesses: Lindsey Davis

Vice President, Problem Writing: Jacob Nichols

Vice Chair: Christine Bondi

Vice Chair: Adam Collins

Vice Chair: Thomas Caulfield