Advocate of the Year Competition - Round 1

Saturday, October 6 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Kendrick Hall - KN Student Boulevard

The Moot Court Board is seeking law school alumni and practitioners to participate as volunteer judges for the Advocate of the year Competition. For more information, please contact Kenji Quijano at kaquijano@usfca.edu or at (415) 422-5896.

Two Law students standing in front of a judge inside a court room.

The Advocate of the Year Competition (AYC) is a chance for continuing USF law students to practice and hone their courtroom skills.  The intramural competition, open to all students who complete the first-year moot court program, starts with a written portion where each participant writes an appellate brief. Then, students participate in two oral arguments, representing one party in the morning and the opposing party in the afternoon.

Students argue a hypothetical case in front of a panel of USF alumni who serve as judges. Participants advance to later rounds based on the judges’ scores. Participants are scored on overall persuasiveness, presence, knowledge of the facts and law, and ability to answer questions effectively. At the end of the competition, awards are given for Best Brief and Advocate of the Year.