New Trial Advocacy Program & Certificate – Wednesday, January 29, 2020

New Trial Advocacy Program & Certificate – Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hello, all.

Please come to a meeting on Wednesday, January 29, Room 250, 12:15 – 1:15 to learn about the new Trial Advocacy Certificate available to rising 2Ls and 3Ls and current 3Ls who have met the certificate requirements. We will discuss important changes in the curriculum, our new Learn At Lunch Series for the Spring 2020 semester, mentoring opportunities, new student activities, and upcoming events over the course of this semester.   We will kick off our meeting with a short presentation by Barb Dawson of Snell and Wilmer, who is the current chair of the ABA Litigation Section. She will speak of her enthusiasm for careers in trial advocacy. Her bio is below. No RSVP necessary.

Michele M. Feeney

Director of Trial Advocacy


Barb Dawson is the Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.  At Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Barb serves as one of five elected Executive Committee members and one of three elected Compensation Committee members.  She is the first woman and first person of color to hold these positions.  For more than 25 years, Barb has helped companies navigate critical legal challenges and internal investigations arising from government action, shareholder, consumer and whistle–blower claims, and other circumstances involving conflict and crisis management.  Barb is a former chair of the Board of Directors for Lex Mundi, an international affiliation of 160 law firms located in more than 100 countries.  She also is a former member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which vets and rates federal judicial candidates for the U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and District Courts.