Tulane Moot Court is one of the largest student-run organizations at Tulane University Law School. Each year we provide students of all experience levels with the opportunity to develop and sharpen their oral and written advocacy skills. These skills will be used throughout their careers and are developed through practice.
Tulane Moot Court is among the oldest and most visible programs of its kind in the nation. The Tulane Moot Court program was founded in 1929 by a small group of Tulane Law students, including the legendary U.S. Fifth Circuit Judge, John Minor Wisdom. Alumni include state and federal judges, members of Congress, U.S. Ambassadors, and state governors.
Tulane Moot Court is comprised of five Interschool teams: Mock Trial, Appellate, Alternative Dispute Resolution, John R. Brown Appellate Admiralty, and Willem C. Vis International Arbitration. Throughout the year, these teams earn academic credit by competing in a number of national and international moot court competitions.
Our teams have been very successful in the past few years. Last year alone, the Mock Trial team were National Champions, Regional Champions, and Regional Finalists in multiple competitions; the Appellate team was one of the top two American teams and qualified to compete in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition in the Hague, Netherlands; the ADR team placed in multiple competitions in the US and competed at an international competition in Scotland; the JRB team earned high oral scores at the annual JRB competition; and the VIS team competed in Hong Kong at the largest moot court competition in the world.
In addition to team successes, Tulane students have also received individual recognition for their performances, including numerous best oral advocate awards and best brief awards,
(For a full list of last year’s awards, please see the Interschool Teams page.)
The Tulane Intraschool Competition offers an additional way for students to sharpen their oral advocacy skills. The competition is open to all 2L and 3L Tulane Law students. The names of the top two Senior Finalists in each competition are engraved in the marble tablets in Room 110 of the law school.
Additionally, first year students have the opportunity in the spring to compete for oral advocacy experience and bragging rights in the 1L Open before Interschool Team Argue Ons.
For more information on the Tulane Moot Court Program, please contact Marcella Lupski, Chief Justice, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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