Law Teams

One of the purposes of the Law Society is to provide programs or activities dealing with or related to the field of law, including competing in legal or law-related academic competitions. The Law Society “AttornEphs” are teams of students who represent the Society and the College in legal academic competitions. The Law Teams committee is responsible for organizing, training and operating these teams, which compete in regional and national appellate, trial, and mediation competitions, Moot CourtMock Trial, and Mediation, respectively. These competitions are held by the American Collegiate Moot Court Association, the American Mock Trial Association, and the International Academy of Dispute Resolution. These competitions prepare students for the various forms of legal advocacy. This committee includes all the “AttornEphs” members, and is headed by the captains for each team, the coach, and the Law Teams Director. If you have any questions regarding mock trial, moot court, or mediation please click here. If you have any interest in joining one of the teams, click here.

Team captains
  • Mock Trial: Captains Christopher Mykrantz (cjm6) and Catherine Quackenboss (cjq1)
  • Moot Court: Captain James R. Sawyers
  • Mediation: Captains Peter Lugthart (pal1) & Lucy Putnam (lep1)

Get Involved

If you are a lawyer or business, and would like to become involved in supporting the Law Society’s teams, either as a potential coach, guest judge, or a sponsor, visit our Get Involved page or send us an email

The Law Teams are always seeking people who have had litigation, mediation and appellate experience and are willing to serve as coaches or guest judges to help us prepare for competition.

In addition, sponsoring the team is a great way for law firms and other businesses to get their name out there. And, as Williams College’s only organization which allows students to get experience practicing litigation, it is a magnet for future law students. Your support allows our teams to go to tournaments all across the nation.