Advanced Moot Court
Advanced Moot Court (AMC) is an intramural appellate advocacy competition open to all upper-level students (2L – 4Ls) who have successfully completed the First Year Spring academic program, including First Year Moot Court. AMC includes a series of workshops, practices, preliminary argument rounds, and finishes in a final competition where the school’s two top oral advocates argue before a panel of distinguished local judges.
To further develop students’ advocacy skills, the Moot Court Board, along with faculty and alumni practitioners will put on a series of workshops dedicated to appellate brief writing and oral argument. Students will receive feedback and guidance throughout the brief writing process before they turn in their final memo. As well, after attending the oral argument workshops, students will practice their arguments in small groups with the Moot Court Board.
AMC is aimed at all 2L – 4L who wish to advance their writing and speaking skills and for those who desire additional practice and targeted writing and argument feedback from knowledgeable professors, alumni, and Moot Court coaches.
AMC kick-off and brief writing workshops begin via Zoom in early August. Depending on guidance from health officials, oral argument workshops and practices will begin in-person in the beginning of the Fall semester. The exact dates and times for the workshops are to be determined.
Oral argument competition rounds will take place on the following weekends:
- Preliminary oral argument rounds: September 10 – 11
- Quarter and semi- final rounds: September 17 – 18
- Final round: Friday, September 23