The Board of Advocates is a student organization made up of current and former participants from both the moot court and the trial competition teams. The BOA is managed by an executive board, which assists its members in competing successfully in moot court or trial team competitions. BOA members are primarily second and third-year day and evening students.
The BOA oversees the creation and daily operations of UBalt Law's competitive moot court and trial teams. Once teams are selected through a competitive process, the executive board works with the new teams to ensure that each team is in the best position for success in their respective competitions. This is done through coordination with the vice president of policy and logistics, as well as through continuous training with the vice president of education and training.
The BOA also places a strong emphasis on training fellow students and future members through its annual Byron Warnken Moot Court Competition. For the final round in the competition, top competitors showcase their skills in front of judges and attorneys from the Maryland bar.
At the end of each spring semester, the executive board is replaced by recent competitors who are interested in advancing UBalt Law's prestige in the field of advocacy. Interviews are held and the current board selects the new one. An ideal candidate will have shown dedication to the program and/or have innovative ideas as to how the school can better compete in the next year's competitions.
If selected for the BOA, a student must complete 60 academic-related hours to receive 1 credit. Typically, most members competing on a team will be eligible for one credit awarded in the fall and one in the spring.