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The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy

Interscholastic Moot Court

UT Law 2010-2011 Regional & National Champions

Each year the School of Law, through the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Oral Advocacy, sponsors students with a proven commitment to oral and written advocacy as they participate in selected interscholastic moot court competitions. The competitions are held in simulated courtroom, arbitration, policy, and transactional settings across the country. The competitions require students to integrate theory, doctrine, strategy, and skills in intensive contests that build on the practical and analytical skills developed during the first-year legal research and writing course. These competitions function as dynamic laboratories in which students hone an array of skills needed to excel in law practice.

2014 Interscholastic Competition Season

The Law School will send student advocates to the following interscholastic competitions this year:

  • ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Fredrick Douglass Moot Court Competition
  • Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition
  • Duberstein Moot Court Competition
  • National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
  • Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court
  • L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Transactional Health Law Competition
  • LawMeets Transactional Competition

The Law School also sponsors the Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition.

2014 Intramural Season

The student run Board of Advocates also hosts two intramural competitions each year

  • Gibbs & Bruns Fall Moot Cout Competition
  • Susman Godfrey Moot Court Competition
To stay informed about all Moot Court opportunities sign up for the Board of Advocates mailing list via Lawmail.

Learn More

For more information about the interscholastic competition teams and tryouts see the Tryouts page.

Note: Applications for many teams are due on October 14, 2015. Review the Tryouts page for teams with earlier deadlines.

Contact Alex Moon, BOA Moot Court Director, at for more information.