The Moot Court Bar was created to help students hone their appellate advocacy skills.
More generally, these skills include legal research and writing, as well as oral advocacy.
The Bar also provides an opportunity for students to see and execute the high professionalism
standards required by our state and federal appellate courts through workshops, panels,
and both internal and external competitions.
Who is Moot Court for?
Moot Court is for students interested in:
Learning and adopting the principles of appellate advocacy;
Enhancing analytical, writing, and oral advocacy skills;
Participating in intramural competitions at the Law School;
Representing the Law School at regional and national extramural competitions; and
Understanding the high standards of professionalism required for our state and federal
Each year, the Moot Court Bar accepts new members from the rising 2L class through
an internal entrance competition. While the Moot Court Bar primarily focuses on appellate
advocacy, a specific interest in appellate work is not required or necessary to join
the program. The skills students learn through Moot Court, including oral communication
skills, can be utilized in all areas of practice.
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.