Competitions

The Moot Court Board facilitates several competitions at the law school every year. For more information regarding a competition that you are interested in, please contact the in-house competition chair.

Each competition has certain eligibility rules. All participants must be in good academic standing and have at least a 2.0 to compete.

The winning team from in-house competitions usually advances to regional competitions. In some instances, winners of a regional competition will move on to a national competition.

Training Resources

The Board has compiled a library of streaming video of training sessions and exhibition rounds, which you can access from the Moot Court media library. Also, please take advantage of the recordings of our Bond and Tausend Appellate competitions. Please see the resources compiled on the "Moot Court Sign-Up Page" and in the following bibliography. Finally, popular briefs are available on Westlaw and Lexis.

A Note to First Year Students

As a first year law student, your time will be extremely limited by your studies. Please be aware that competitions require a lot of time and energy, especially for first year students who have yet to take Legal Writing II.

Per the administration, first year participation in moot competition is limited to one competition. The 1L competition occurs in the spring.

Complaint Policy

Competitors are entitled to file a complaint about a competition round within 5 minutes of the close of that round. You may download and print a complaint form.

Sanctions

For more information about withdrawal from a competititon, see our sanctions policy.

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