Applying to be a Moot Court Student Editor for Spring 2023

UPDATE 11/1/22:   The Moot Court program is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis for 2L and 3L students who would like to be Moot Court Student Editors for the Spring 2023 semester.  Spring editors work in pairs to serve as teaching fellows in LPW II.  They mentor 1L students, help 1Ls develop their research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, and serve as student judges for 1L oral arguments.  Moot Court Student Editors receive 3 credits for this work: 2 experiential credits and 1 teaching fellow credit.  Interested students should send the following materials to Sophia Bernhardt, [email protected], and Callie Maslowsky, [email protected]

  • Email or letter of interest
  • Resume
  • The name and contact information for one reference
  • The name of your LPW instructor (if different from your reference)

*Please note that students who serve as Moot Court Student Editors for only the Spring semester do not receive major writing credit (unlike their counterparts in the year-long program).  Current 1L and 2L students seeking to earn writing credit by creating a new moot court problem through the Workshop in Briefcraft class should apply in May 2023 for a year-long Moot Court Student Editor position for the 2023-2024 academic year.  


Current 1Ls, 2Ls, and incoming transfer students are invited to apply for the position of Moot Court Student Editor for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Moot Court Student Editors can serve either for the full year (fall & spring) or for the spring semester only.  In the fall, the editors attend the Workshop in Briefcraft class, where they work collaboratively in teams of four to create new moot court problems.  In the spring, the editors serve as teaching fellows in the first-year legal writing program.  For more information about the two options (full year vs. semester) and the credit breakdown, please see the linked slides and information session recording below.  

Timeline of Application Dates and Deadlines

May 16, 2022 - June 6, 2022: Application is Open on LawNet, consisting of the following components:  

  • Brief application form describing why you want to be a Moot Court Student Editor;
  • Resume;
  • Writing Sample;
  • Transcript; and
  • The name and contact information for one reference (typically either your LPW instructor or one of your student editors or moot court coaches).    

June 30, 2022 - approximate notification date for students who have been selected for both the full-year and spring programs.

Note for Transfer Students:  Transfer students entering CLS in the Fall of 2022 are welcome to apply to be Moot Court Student Editors.  The application deadline for transfer students will be posted shortly.  Interested students may also contact Sophia Bernhardt at [email protected]