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Moot Court First Year Program 

All first year students at USF participate in a complex oral advocacy exercise during the spring semester of the Legal Research, Writing and Analysis course.  First year students are assigned a topic and required to research and write a complete brief on that topic.  The exercise culminates in a weekend of oral arguments, where each first year student delivers an oral argument.

In addition to receiving their Legal Writing professor’s supervision, first year students are coached and mentored throughout the advocacy exercise by a "Case Counsel" — a second or third year student who excelled in oral advocacy and demonstrates a commitment to teaching.  These dedicated second and third year students play a critical role in assisting the Legal Writing professors to develop topics, prepare a bench memorandum, and coach the first year students in their first oral advocacy exercise.  The USF Moot Court Board is responsible for overseeing the administration of the oral arguments and selecting the Case Counsel.

Spring 2015 Moot Court Dates

    April 11, 2015

    April 12, 2015

2014–2015 Case Counsel

  • Shounak Dharap
  • Jessica Meltser
  • Katie Moran
  • Lauren Pon
  • Kevin Sakai-Inouye
  • Jenine Smith
  • Cammila Valerio
  • Gina Vanni