Sharpen your legal skills in simulated appellate court proceedings as part of the University of Georgia School of Law's Moot Court teams.

Participating on a Moot Court team gives you the opportunity to draft briefs and present oral arguments, appear before federal and state justices and judges and travel to local, regional and national competitions.

The School of Law's Moot Court program is supported by committed faculty members and Moot Court alumni who volunteer to judge practice rounds of oral arguments.

Who Can Participate

Membership on the Moot Court teams is reserved for second- and third-year law students.

First-year students have the opportunity to present an appellate argument during the spring semester of their legal research and writing class. After presenting this argument, students may elect to participate in the first-year Moot Court competition and try out for the first 8 spots on the Moot Court team.

Winning History

The School of Law's Moot Court teams boast an impressive reputation, winning some of the most difficult appellate tournaments in the country over the last 10 years, including:

 

American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
Nationals:
Quarterfinalists- 2016
Regionals:
Champions- 2013, 2016
Finalists- 2022
Semifinalists- 2016, 2017, 2019

National Moot Court Competition
Nationals:
Champions- 2013-14, 2019-20
Finalists- 2012-13
Semifinalists- 2020-21, 2021-22
Quarterfinalists- 2017-18
Regionals:
Champions- 2013-14, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22
Finalists- 2012-13, 2017-18
Semifinalists- 2015-16, 2018-19
Quarterfinalists- 2016-17

Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition
Champions- 2014
Finalists- 2021
Semifinalists- 2017, 2019
Quarterfinalists- 2013, 2016, 2018

Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition
Champions- 2017
Semifinalists- 2020
Quarterfinalists- 2017, 2018

Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition
Champions- 2018
Semifinalists- 2018

J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Competition
Champions- 2016
Quarterfinalists- 2017

Mercer University School of Law National Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition
Champions- 2012 (first and second)
Finalists- 2014
Semifinalists- 2015
Quarterfinalists- 2013

Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition (GA v. FL) (formerly the Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition)
Champions- 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Intrastate Moot Court Competition
Champions- 2013 (first and second), 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
Finalists- 2014, 2017
Semifinalists- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
World Champion Octofinalists- 2022
National Finalists- 2022
Regionals:
Semifinalists- 2016, 2018
Quarterfinalists - 2015, 2019

Emory National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition
Finalists- 2012, 2017, 2018
Semifinalists- 2013, 2015

Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (formerly Pace Competition)
Semifinalists- 2022

National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
Champions- 2013

Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship
Champions- 2014, 2019
Finalists- 2020, 2021
Semifinalists- 2015, 2017
Quarterfinalists- 2022

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), 2016 (top 8 teams)

William B. Spong Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament
Champions- 2019
Quarterfinalists- 2021

National Online Moot Court Competition
Champions- 2021, 2022
Finalists- 2021

Southeastern Invitational National Moot Tournament
Champions- 2022
Finalists- 2022

Burton D. Wechsler National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
Quarterfinalists- 2021

 

For a complete history of Moot Court and Mock Trial wins, visit the winning reputation page.

 

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Executive Board

  • 2021-2022 Executive Moot Court Board
    Executive Co-Chairs: Jacob Swanstrom and Victoria Thornton
    Executive Vice Chair: Cole Harper
    Secretary/Treasurer: Sydney Brogden
    Intramural Moot Court Coordinators: Victoria Thornton, Jacob Swanstrom, Cole Harper and Sydney Brogden
    ABA Coaches: Olivia Landrum and Ashleigh Rasheed-Britt
    Intrastate Coaches: Destiny Burch and Alex Clark
    Spong Coaches: Roya Naghepour and Brad Spinner
    Prince Coach: Taylor Cressler
    Jessup Coach: Courtney Hogan
    VIS Coaches: Emina Herzberger and Anna Parks Muecke

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