The preliminary rounds of oral argument are delivered before student judges—typically members of the Moot Court Honors Board. Students who score highly on their brief and oral argument advance to the final round which is judged by a panel of faculty members. Awards are given for top briefs, top oral argument and top combined scores.
The First Year Moot Court Competition provides an early appellate advocacy experience and is a great way to prepare for the required second year Global Lawyering Skills class. It is also the best way to put advocacy skills on display to students and faculty who will be influential in selecting future research assistants and moot court competitors.
For more information on the Moot Court First Year Competition, email Professor Ed Telfeyan.