Moot Court Competitions
The top students in each section of Law 793: Advanced Legal Writing: Appellate Advocacy will be invited to represent the College of Law in moot court competitions during the Spring semester of the same academic year.
External Moot Court Competitions: Twelve of the advancing students are invited to participate in one of three external moot court competitions. These competitions will vary annually. The four students selected for the Honorary Round will also be invited to participate in an external moot court competition the following fall semester.
Honorary Round Moot Court: The overall top four students, selected from a combined pool of all students enrolled in all of the Advanced Legal Writing: Appellate Advocacy sections in the fall semester, will be invited to participate in the Frederick Green Honorary Round Moot Court, which will be heard by a panel of distinguished judges from across the country. Law 793: Advanced Legal Writing Appellate Advocacy course provides the exclusive opportunity to advance to the Honorary Round.
Additional Opportunities: In addition to invitations to compete in the Honorary Round and at external moot court competitions, students advancing from Law 793: Advanced Legal Writing Appellate Advocacy may be invited to serve as teaching assistants for Advanced Legal Writing: Appellate Advocacy or as coaches for the spring external competition teams during the following academic year.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Law 793 Advanced Legal Writing: Appellate Advocacy.
Evaluation: The course will be evaluated on written work and oral presentations, including the appellate brief and final oral arguments. The credit will be earned on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.