Moot Court Opportunities

2022 Moot Court Finalists and Judges
2022 Moot Court Finalists pose with the Hon. Edmond Chang, Hon. John Kness, and Hon. Barbara Lagoa

Moot Court at the Law School

The Law School encourages students to take advantage of the various Moot Court competitions available to them. Competitors gain valuable experience in both written and oral advocacy, as well as teamwork. When participating in an external competition, students usually have the opportunity to work in a team, travel, and network with law students from other institutions. The Hinton Moot Court competition is held annually at the Law School for 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs. Additionally, there are a number of Moot Court competitions in the US and abroad in which students at different stages in their degree program can participate.

Support from the Law School 


Students seeking to register a team for an external moot court competition are encouraged to speak with the Dean of Students.  In some circumstances, special funds are available from the Law School and the generous support of our alumni. When  funding is available, it is typically used to cover registration costs. Students can submit request for funding through the Moot Court Fund Request Form

Students seeking funding for an outside moot court competition must be sure to adhere to the University and Law School restrictions on reimbursements and costs.  For information on reimbursement procedures, please refer to the Student Organization Handbook

Law School Faculty Coach

Some competitions may require a faculty coach or advisor. Students can approach faculty members directly to discuss their needs and request that they serve as a coach or advisor. 

Moot Court Teams

Moot Court Competition circa 1972
Moot Court Competition circa 1972