Moot Court


Participation in the Moot Court Honors Program is by invitation only.

Students who have been selected to participate in the Moot Court Honors Program must register for the program via Student Action Report (SAR) in the Registration Office (W102).

For details, please visit the Moot Court Honors Program web page.  

First year participants receive three units for participation in the Moot Court Honors Program, which consists of successful completion of the Moot Court: Appellate Advocacy course component, participation in the Moot Court Interscholastic Competition, and Moot Court Honors Program responsibilities including office hours, judging practice rounds for other teams and Intramural Competition assignments. Units are awarded: one unit in the fall and two units in the spring.

Students participating in fall competitions receive two units in the fall and one unit in the spring. Moot Court: Appellate Advocacy - The Appellate Advocacy course component of the Moot Court Honors Program focuses on the appellate process, appellate writing, and oral advocacy. Through the use of discrete exercises surrounding a hypothetical appeal, students learn to expand their legal research abilities and will develop their legal writing to exhibit clarity, concision, and rhetorical force. In other words, students learn to turn clean writing into artful writing.

Additionally, students are required to make oral presentations throughout the semester to hone their oral advocacy skills.

Returning members receive two units to be awarded in the semester of their competition.

Students who serve on the Board of Governors will receive one unit for each semester of participation on the board.