moot court and mock trial trophies

A Winning Reputation

Georgia Law's advocacy program dates back as early as the 1930s. During this period, mainly internal law school moot court competitions were held. The idea of intercollegiate competitions took hold in the 1950s and Georgia Law fielded teams from time to time.

In 1979, UGA began competing in mock trial tournaments. In its inaugural competition, the Intrastate Mock Trial Tournament, the School of Law teams placed first and second overcoming teams from Mercer and Emory universities. 

Over the years, Georgia Law has compiled a rich tradition of winning. Here is an overview of the institution's impressive winning record dating back to the 1960s.


Moot Court

American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition

            Nationals:
            Finalists- 2005
            Semifinalists- 2012
            Quarterfinalists- 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007
          
            Regionals:
            Champions- 1977, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,
            2003, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013
            Finalists- 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990,2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

 

National Moot Court Competition

            Nationals:
            Champions- 1991-92, 1996-97, 2013-14
            Finalists- 2012-13
            Semifinalists- 1974-75, 1982-83, 1988-89, 1992-93, 1993-94, 2002-03
            Quarterfinalists- 1977-78, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1986-87, 1995-96,  2003-04,
            2005-06, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11

            Regionals:
            Champions- 1967-68, 1969-70, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1980-81,
            1982-83, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96,
            1996-97, 1997-98, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2009-10, 2013-14
            Finalists- 1965-66, 1981-82, 1987-88, 1998-99, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2012-13
            Semifinalists- 1962-63, 1963-64, 1968-69, 1983-84, 2011-12

 

Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition

            Champions- 2002, 2006, 2014
            Finalists- 2003, 2004
            Semifinalist- 2007, 2010, 2012
            Quarterfinalists- 2008, 2009, 2013

 

Mercer University School of Law National Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition

             Champions- 2011, 2012 (first and second)
             Quarterfinalists- 2013
 

Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition (GA v. FL) (formerly the Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition)

            Champions- 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999,
            2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

 

Intrastate Moot Court Competition

            Champions- 1968, 1969 (first and second), 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979,
            1983, 1984, 1986 (first and second), 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 (first and second), 1994,
            2001 (first and second), 2002, 2003 (first and second), 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 (first and
            second), 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (first and second)
            Finalists-1976, 1977,  1982, 1985, 1993, 2014
            Semifinalists- 1999, 2000, 2009, 2014

 

Philip C. Jessup International  Law Moot Court Competition

            World Champions- 1990
            World Champion Finalists- 1991
            World Champion Semifinalists- 1994,1996
            World Champion Quarterfinalists-1981, 2001, 2002

            Nationals:
            Champions- 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996
            Finalists- 1981, 2001, 2002

            Regionals:
            Champions- 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2004,
            2010
            Finalists- 1970, 1972, 1978, 1980, 1992, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009 
            Semifinalists- 1971, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012
            Quarterfinalist - 2011

 

Frederick Douglass  Moot Court Competition

            Nationals:
            Finalists- 1989
            Semifinalists- 1988, 2008
            Quarterfinalists- 2006, 2010

            Regionals:
            Champions- 1988, 2008
            Finalists- 1984, 1989, 1990, 2010
            Semifinalists- 1986, 2006, 2010
            Quarterfinalists- 2009

 

Emory National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

            Champions- 2007
            Finalists- 2012
            Semifinalists- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

 

Pace National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

            Quarterfinalists- 2010, 2011

 

Evan A. Evans National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition

            Champions- 2010

 

National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

            Champions- 1997, 2006, 2008, 2013
            Finalists- 2001, 2004
            Semifinalist- 2007
            Quarterfinalists- 1999, 2000, 2002

 

Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship

            Champions- 2014

 

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

            Notable finishes: 2010 (top 32 teams), 2011 (top 32 teams), 2012 (top 16 teams), 2014 (top 16
            teams)
 

William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Competition

            Champions- 1994, 1997
            Finalists- 1998
            Semifinalists- 1995, 1999, 2000
            Quarterfinalists- 2001

 


Mock Trial
 

American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition

            Nationals:
            Champions- 1997  
            Finalists- 1988              
            Semifinalists- 1986
            Quarterfinalists- 1997, 1998, 2001

            Regionals:
            Champions- 1988, 1997(first and second), 1998, 2001, 2002 
            Finalists- 1987, 1998
            Semifinalists- 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

 

Tournament of Champions

            Finalists- 1997

 

Cathy E. Bennett National Criminal Trial Competition (NACDL)

            Semifinalists- 1998

 

Georgetown White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational

            Finalists- 2000, 2001
            Semifinalists- 1998, 2002

 

Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition (NTC)

            Nationals:
            Semifinalists-
2009
            Quarterfinalists- 2009  

            Regionals:
            Champions- 1985 , 2006 (two teams), 2008, 2009 (two teams), 2012, 2014
            Finalists- 1990, 1997, 2003
            Semifinalists- 1988, 1990, 2002, 2011, 2013

 

South Texas Mock Trial Challenge (National)

            Champions- 2014
            Quarterfinalists- 2012, 2013

 

William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition

            Champions- 2007
            Semifinalists- 1998, 2006, 2011

 

Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition

             Champions- 2011
             Semifinalists- 2013
 

National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition

            Champions- 2003
            Finalists- 1994
            Semifinalists- 1995

 

Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition (Black Law Students Association)

            Nationals:
            Champions- 2006
            Finalists- 2003
            Semifinalists- 2005
            Quarterfinalists- 2009

            Regionals:
            Champions- 2003, 2009
            Finalists- 2005, 2006
            Semifinalists- 2004, 2010
            Quarterfinalists- 2009