Mooting is one the the most exciting and educational activities that law school has to offer. Basically, every moot is a competition that centers around a fictional case. Participants are required to represent the quarreling parties before a dispute-resolution body. The team that demonstrates the best “lawyering” ability wins. Mooting involves all the skills and characteristics that are required of a good lawyer: brief writing, oral advocacy, performing under pressure, teamwork, an attention to detail, and the ability to maintain a holistic perspective.
Plus, mooting is fun. It is incredibly enriching to work with like-minded individuals who share the same goals and yet have diverse opinions on legal questions. Additionally, watching your brilliant teammate being grilled by a hostile judge is a wonderful equalizer. Nothing brings people together more effectively than the shared memory of a mildly traumatic (but nevertheless exhilarating) experience.
Then, there’s the travel. Regardless of whether your thirsting for foreign experiences, or just want to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras, mooting is a great way to have new experiences while giving back to the School at the same time.
If you are interested in participating in a moot court competition this year, please let us know, and we will put you in touch with the team. If you want to form your own team for a moot court competition then please follow these steps. We look forward to hearing from you!