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Tulane Moot Court provides students of all experience levels with the opportunity to develop and sharpen oral and written advocacy skills.

Tulane Moot Court is one of the largest student-run organizations at Tulane University Law School and among the oldest 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 four Interschool teams: Mock Trial, Appellate, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Willem C. Vis International Arbitration. The Appellate team consists of four sub-teams: International Criminal Court, John R. Brown Appellate Admiralty, Pace Environmental Appellate, and Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Appellate. Throughout the year, all of these teams earn academic credit by competing in a number of national and international moot court competitions.

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 2L champion from each discipline receives a Bar Review scholarship. The two 3L Finalists in each competition are engraved in the marble tablets in Room 110 of the law school.

25th Annual Mardi Gras Invitational Moot Court Competition

Tulane’s Moot Court Board, with the help of the Sports Law Society and the Sports Lawyers Journal staff, hosts the annual Mardi Gras National Moot Court Competition, the only annual moot court competition in the country that focuses on contemporary legal problems confronting the sports industry. Read More.

2019-2020 Moot Court Executive Board

Chief Justice:   Hannah Lafrance
Assoc. Justice, Invitational Competitions:   Marron Frith
Assoc. Justice, Intraschool Competitions:   Jamie Davidian
Assoc. Justice, Interschool Competitions:   Tanisha Manning
Assoc. Justice, Academic Affairs and Alumni Relations:     Melissa Ramsey
Assoc. Justice, Business Affairs:   Kelsey Johnson

Contact Us

Tulane Moot Court Email:
Mardi Gras Invitational Email:
Faculty Advisor:   Professor Jancy Hoeffel
Phone Number:   +1 (504) 865-5988
Mailing Address:   Weinmann Hall, Room 265