Moot Court is a competition where students take part in simulated, oral and written appellate advocacy before a tribunal of judges. Before the contest the students develop their competence and ability to explain constitutional law and the precedent caselaw developing it. At the competition, students are in pairs and work together in these small subgroups to construct the detailed legal arguments for argument before the court. Justices are allowed to inquire of counsel as they present in order to test their competence in the controlling case law, both in understanding and articulation. It is the best way to strengthen your critical thinking skills in the legal arena. It is intense and hard but a lot of fun!
For more information on the Moot Court team, contact Dr. Sven Smith at [email protected].