LAW - 899X Competition: Moot Court Fall
Fall Semester: This course emphasizes the development of advanced legal writing and oral advocacy skills. Students in this course compete in an interscholastic (external) appellate advocacy competition, where they work in teams to research and write an appellate brief for one party (on-brief) in a matter of national or regional significance in a hypothetical appeal, followed by oral argument for both/multiple parties (on- and off-brief) before a mock court or tribunal. Competitions occur over a period of months and may include brief and oral components in either or across both semesters, including semester breaks. Specific competitions will vary year to year.
Due to the nature of these competitions, registration in this course is restricted. To be considered for the course, students must be members of the Moot Court Board; or have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Appellate Advocacy; or have approval from the Associate Director of Legal Writing. Also contact the Assoc. Dir. for information about this course and external competitions. This course counts toward completion of the Practice-Based Writing Requirement starting Fall 2020.
View the Fall 2020 course schedules: