The Cleveland-Marshall Moot Court program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop, refine, and showcase brief-writing and appellate advocacy skills. Each year students compete for a position on the team at the end of their first or second year in law school. The tryout process is two-part: (1) students participate in a closed universe writing exam and (2) students deliver an 8-minute oral argument on behalf of a fictional client.
The Moot Court Team competes in national competitions including the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition, the New York Bar’s National Moot Court Competition, and Burton D. Weschler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.
Recently, the team members have been awarded best oralist in competition, ranked in the top five teams at competition, and received top scores on competition briefs.
Currently, the Moot Court Team is fundraising for its Annual Moot Court Night and to provide scholarship awards to its top performing team members.
Donations in amounts of $75 or more will receive advertisement space in the 50th Annual Moot Court Night program held on February 21, 2019.
Help the Moot Court Team achieve its $4,000 goal today!