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6.6 Other Moot Court Competitions

Students often participate in moot court competitions hosted by other law schools.  Students may participate in outside moot court competitions, so long as they do not require the student participants to miss any classes or exams or otherwise interfere with their coursework.  Students may not receive course credit for outside moot court competitions or similar activities, such as mock arbitrations.  

As a general rule, the Law School does not provide funding for outside moot court competitions.  There may, however, be special funds available from donors depending on the competition topic.  If such funding is available, it is typically capped at $500 per team and may be used to cover registration costs, provided participation was open to all students. (If, for example, a team is selected via a try-out process, the try-outs must be publicized.)  Funding is not available for competitions that require participants to miss any classes or exams. To learn whether funding is available, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

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 (https://www.law.uchicago.edu/law-school-student-organization-handbook).