This program offers an opportunity for law students to get personal experience in bringing a case to trial. Second- and third-year students are eligible to participate as lawyers, while first-year students participate as witnesses and jurors. Lawyers handle all aspects of trial preparation, including motion practice, witness preparation, and exhibit selection. In pairs, they present the case at trial to either a federal or state judge, and a jury of their peers returns a verdict.
The competition comprises two preliminary trials — one in the fall and one in the spring — and one final trial. The winner of the final trial is awarded the Jerome Michael Cup. Only students who have participated in both the fall and spring trials are eligible for competition in the final round.
Participants who have taken Evidence and Trial Practice often find the competition a more rewarding experience, but neither class is a prerequisite.
Minor writing credit available for upperclass students upon submission of completed written trial materials and post-trial essay to the Faculty Director of the Moot Court Program for review.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
There are no offered sections in 2012-13. Please choose a different year.