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Moot Court

Sharpen your legal skills in simulated appellate court proceedings as part of Georgia 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.

Georgia 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 2nd and 3rd year law students.

1st 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 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and try out for the first 8 spots on the Georgia Law Moot Court team.

Winning History

Georgia Law's Moot Court teams boast an impressive reputation, winning some of the most difficult appellate tournaments in the country, including:

American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition

            Nationals:
            Finalists- 2005
            Semifinalists- 2012
            Quarterfinalists- 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2016
           
            Regionals:
            Champions- 1977, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002,
            2003, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2016
            Finalists- 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990,2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
            Semifinalists- 2016, 2017, 2019

 

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, 2017-18

            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, 2017-18
            Semifinalists- 1962-63, 1963-64, 1968-69, 1983-84, 2011-12, 2015-16, 2018-19
            Quarterfinalists- 2016-17
  

Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition

            Champions- 2002, 2006, 2014
            Finalists- 2003, 2004
            Semifinalists- 2007, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2019
            Quarterfinalists- 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2018

Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition

           Champions- 2017
           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- 2011, 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- 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999,
            2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018
 

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), 2016, 2018, 2019
            Finalists-1976, 1977,  1982, 1985, 1993, 2014, 2017
            Semifinalists- 1999, 2000, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

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, 2016,
            2018       
            Quarterfinalists - 2011, 2015, 2019

Emory National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition

            Champions- 2007
            Finalists- 2012, 2017, 2018
            Semifinalists- 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015

National First Amendment Moot Court Competition

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

Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship

            Champions- 2014, 2019
            Semifinalists- 2015, 2017

William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Competition

            Champions- 1994, 1997, 2019
            Finalists- 1998, 2018
            Semifinalists- 1995, 1999, 2000
            Quarterfinalists- 2001

 

Additional opportunities are offered through Moot Court exchanges with Gray's Inn of London, England, and King's Inn of Dublin, Ireland.

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

Executive Board

  • 2017-2018 Executive Moot Court Board
    Chair: Lauren Crim
    Vice Chair: Max Wallace
    Russell Director: Kaitlin Fain
    Russell Coordinators: Paige Nettles, Surya Pavuluri
    Talmadge Director: Liz Tarver

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