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, 3L, and LLM students. 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 encouraged to have a practice argument with a member of the Moot Court Board.
- Semi-Final Round (Winter): The top 10-14 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).
The members of the Hinton Moot Court Board consist of competitors from the previous year’s competition who qualified as an honorable mention, semi-finalist, or finalist:
Hinton Moot Court Board Members
- Angela Peterson- President
- Peter Povilonis- Vice President
- Olivia Miller- Advisor
Please find below the Winning Team of the 2021-22 Hinton Moot Court Competition:
- Ale Clark-Ansani
- Logan Kirkpatrick
Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom