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: Abby McNelis 

Vice President: Erica Butkiewicz 

Vice President: Extramurals: Nick Fischer                        

Vice President: Costello: Erno Buky 

Vice President: Thacher: Brian Silver 

Vice President: Events: Maeve Harper 

Vice President: Recruitment: Grace Phillips    

Vice President: Problem Writing: Sarah Racataian