Syracuse University College of Law’s Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honor Society (AHS) is comprised of a select group of second- and third-year law students, representing the best oral advocates at the College.
AHS exists to promote development of critical written and oral advocacy skills essential in the legal profession through a variety of student competition opportunities in appellate, dispute resolution, and mock trial settings. AHS hosts intra-collegiate competitions open to College of Law students throughout the academic year. In addition, AHS certifies and sponsors many inter-collegiate advocate teams that participate in several competitions across the country throughout the year.
- Executive Board 2019-2020
- Members 2019-2020
- 2019-2020 Travis H.D. Lewin Advocacy Honors Society Awards
Membership Selection Process
AHS invites grade eligible first-year law students to join the Society following a competitive try-out process based on the final first-year writing assignment at the end of the academic year. Prospective members must submit their first-year appellate brief and argue its issues on appeal before a group of member “judges” to be considered for membership.
Second-year students may petition for honorary membership in AHS if they participate in the Mackenzie Hughes LLP Appellate Advocacy Competition. A maximum of 36 students are selected each year to join the Society.