Hinton Moot Court
The Edward W. Hinton Moot Court Competition is the Law School’s own moot court competition, open to 2L and 3L students in the Law School. Participants gain experience in appellate advocacy—both written and oral—in three rounds of competition (one each quarter):
- Preliminary Round (Fall): Open to all 2L’s and 3L’s (except those 3L’s who were Semi-Finalists last year). No brief-writing is required. Participants argue both sides of a current case—based on briefs prepared by the real advocates—in front of a panel of alumni or practitioner judges. First-time competitors are required to have a practice argument with a member of the Moot Court Board.
- Semi-Final Round (Winter): The top 10-12 competitors from the Preliminary Round write briefs and argue a new case in front of a panel of faculty judges.
- Final Round (Spring): The top four competitors from the Semi-Final Round write briefs and argue a new case in front of a panel of sitting judges (typically federal appellate judges).
Dates for the 2013-14 Competition:
- Information Meeting: October 7, 2013
- Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM, October 21, 2013
- Practice Arguments: October 23-25 and October 30-November 1, 2013
- Preliminary (Fall) Rounds: November 4-8 and 11-15, 2013
- Semi-Final (Winter) Round: February 25, 2014
- Final (Spring) Round: April 28, 2014
Hinton Moot Court Board
The members of the 2013-14 Hinton Moot Court Board:
- Jeff Gilson
- Michael Turkel
- William Bucher
- Bill Panfel
- Joseph Rosner
- Alexandra Tate
- C. Cecilia Wang
To contact the Moot Court Board, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for Preliminary Round:
Registration has closed.
Information for the Preliminary Round:
- Preliminary Round Case Information [DOC]
- Preliminary Round Rules [PDF]
- Scoring Rubric [PDF]
Information for the Semi-Final Round:
- Semi-Final Round Case Information [DOC]
- Semi-Final Round Rules [DOC]