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, 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

Upcoming events

10/24
Add to Calendar 2022-10-24 17:00:00 2022-11-04 21:00:00 Hinton Moot Court Preliminary Rounds Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/hinton-moot-court-preliminary-rounds - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


2/15
Add to Calendar 2023-02-15 08:30:00 2023-02-15 16:00:00 Hinton Moot Court Semi-Finals Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/hinton-moot-court-semi-finals-0 - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom

2/15
Add to Calendar 2023-02-15 16:00:00 2023-02-15 17:00:00 Hinton Moot Court Semi-Finals Reception Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/hinton-moot-court-semi-finals-reception - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Courtroom Corridor

4/19
Add to Calendar 2023-04-19 12:15:00 2023-04-19 13:20:00 Hinton Moot Court Judge Lunch Talk Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/hinton-moot-court-judge-lunch-talk - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Room II

4/19
Add to Calendar 2023-04-19 14:00:00 2023-04-19 16:30:00 Moot Court Finals Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/moot-court-finals - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom