About Moot Court
The Moot Court Program encourages the development of skills in brief writing and oral advocacy and recognizes those students who excel in developing these skills.
Each fall semester the School of Law conducts the Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition (DN746) in which all students who have completed Legal Analysis, Research and Communication I and II (DN520 and DN521) are eligible to participate. The participants in the competition write an appellate brief and deliver oral arguments for presentation before a hypothetical appellate court. For more information, see Format of the Staton Intramural Competition.
All students who participate in the Staton Intramural Competition become members of the Moot Court Society. Those students who are most successful in the competition become members of the school's Order of Barristers, and are then eligible to serve on teams that represent the school in regional, national, and international moot court competitions in subsequent semesters.
The governing board of the Moot Court Society, which runs the Staton Intramural Competition and also provides the student coaches of the national teams, is chosen from the Order of Barristers.
*To contact the Moot Court, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317)274-7876.