First-Year Moot Court Opportunities
The first-year moot court requirement is fulfilled within the Legal Practice Workshop course, a mandatory class offered in the spring semester. All students must prepare a substantial piece of writing—typically, an appellate brief—and advocate orally on behalf of a fictitious client. Most first-year students satisfy this requirement by participating in the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Moot Court Program. Under this program, students take part in the Foundation Moot Court program, along with a group of domestic moot court competitions outside of the Law School. Other students satisfy their moot court requirement by participating in one of the three, first-year programs within the Winston & Strawn International Moot Court Program. The icons below offer more information about both of these options.
Both the foundation and the domestic, specialized moot court programs are made possible by the generous support of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. The international moot court programs are made possible by the generous support of Winston & Strawn LLP.