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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 Law Moot Court Program 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 Law 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 Law Moot Court Program is comprised of five Interschool disciplines: Mock Trial, Appellate, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and Willem C. Vis International Arbitration (Vis) , and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

The Appellate discipline consists of five teams: International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge John R. Brown Admiralty (JRB), Jeffrey G. Miller Environmental (Pace) , Asylum & Refugee (I&A), and The National Moot Court Competition.  The BLSA discipline is comprised of three teams, the Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial team, the Nelson Mandela International Negotiations team, and the Thurgood Marshall Appellate Moot Court team. 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 annual 2L champion from each discipline receives a Bar Review scholarship. The annual two 3L Finalists in each discipline are engraved in the marble tablets in Room 110 of the law school.

26th 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.

Moot Court Newsletters

Tulane University Law School Moot Court Program is proud to present our 2020-2021 Newsletter Series: Spotlighting Moot Court Success. With each Newsletter edition, we will update you on any recent Moot Court Program accomplishments, highlight our upcoming events, and introduce you to our esteemed Alumni in the Alumni Spotlight section.

Tulane Law School Moot Court Program Newsletter January 2021

Tulane Law School Moot Court Program Newsletter September 2020

Tulane University Law School Moot Court Program Inaugural Newsletter Series June 2020 edition

2020-2021 Moot Court Executive Board

Chief Justice:   Trace Hancock
Assoc. Justice, Invitational Competitions:   Alyssa Shahrestani
Assoc. Justice, Intraschool Competitions:   Sam Sands
Administrative Justice for Special Competitions: Karli Wells
Assoc. Justice, Academic Affairs and Alumni Relations:     Lucy Dieckhaus
Assoc. Justice, Business Affairs:   Jen Siew

Contact Us

Tulane Moot Court Email:   lawmootcourt@tulane.edu
Mardi Gras Invitational Email:     tulanemardigrasinvitational@gmail.com
Faculty Advisor:   Professor Jancy Hoeffel
Phone Number:   +1 (504) 865-5988
Mailing Address:   Weinmann Hall, Room 265