Wyatt Lydell Benson

Wyatt Benson

JD, 2020



CourtCall Law School Award

The CourtCall Law School Award is generously provided by CourtCall Legal Services to two 3L students who won a moot court or mock trial advocacy competition and otherwise demonstrated superlative success in advocacy competitions.  Each receives a monetary award and a Dean’s Certificate.

The best Mock Trial student in the George Washington University Law School Class of 2020 is Wyatt Benson. Wyatt is the only member of the graduating class to participate in three external mock trial competitions and finish in the top four or better in each. As a 2L, Wyatt and three teammates won the 2019 Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Regional Competition in Annapolis, MD.  As a result, they advanced to the National Championship at the MABLSA Convention in Little Rock, AR. At the Nationals, they reached the finals, finishing second. As a 3L, Wyatt and two teammates reached the semi-finals of the 2020 Texas Young Lawyers Association Regional Trial Competition held at American University.

Wyatt received his Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, studying Criminal Justice. He was a member of the Journal of Energy and Environmental Law.


Favorite Memory from GW Law

As a 1L, singing in front of Jackson Inn during Professor Fairfax's Criminal Law class; as a 2L, making it to the NBLSA mock trial finals alongside friends; as a 3L, witnessing the perseverance of my friends and classmates despite an unfortunate ending and uncertain future.


Favorite Quote

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life but by the obstacles which one has had to overcome while striving to succeed."

With Gratitude


I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to my family, friends, and mentors for supporting me through law school. I certainly could not have done it alone--I love you all.