Struggling with Advocacy?

Are you struggling with advocacy? Maybe you’ve just started mooting or mock trials and need a little bit of help?

I thought I would share 4 very basic public speaking tips with you on my YouTube Channel. Check it out here. I was very fortunate to undertake a lot of advocacy sessions during my LLB and have continued to do so whilst on the BPTC.  However, sometimes getting up and speaking whether to one person or a room full of people can be daunting.  It can be daunting if you don’t feel comfortable speaking out loud, or if you are unsure of what you are saying.

The tips in this basic advocacy video should help you feel more comfortable standing up and speaking in general!


Advocacy is a skill that is essential for any law student and aspiring lawyer.  However, sometimes it can be a little daunting especially when you are just starting out.  Not only do you have to speak in public, but you are learning new skills, such as how to speak in a Moot or make a bail application etc.

I strongly advise that all law students (no matter what you want to do for a career) get involved in advocacy at their university, whether that is mooting, mock trials etc. You can read why I think mooting (and advocacy in general!) is a rite of passage for all law students here.

Are you struggling with advocacy?

Are you struggling with advocacy?

If you enjoyed this video please do hit the subscribe button on YouTube, I have a lot more videos like this coming for both law students and lawyers.  I would also appreciate if you would share the link with any friends, fellow law students, lawyers who you think might be interested in the video!

Advocacy really is an essential skill for aspiring lawyers (and confidence is speaking and public speaking is a skill that is necessary for any career), so I hope that these 4 basic tips help law students combat some of the nerves they may be experiencing!

I love advocacy, and still do, but it isn’t always easy, and sometimes you just need to remember to breath.

Rebecca x