Syracuse University College of Law’s Advocacy Honor Society (AHS) is comprised of approximately sixty-eight second and third-year law students. This selective group represents the best oral advocates at the College. The 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 trial settings. AHS hosts four intra-collegiate competitions open to students at Syracuse University College of Law 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.
Membership Selection Process:
The Advocacy Honor Society invites grade eligible first-year law students to join AHS 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 AHS.