Patrick A. Keenan Memorial Appellate Advocacy Tournament (6050)

The Patrick A. Keenan Memorial Appellate Advocacy Tournament is an internal moot court competition administrated by UDM's Moot Court Board of Advocates. The tournament is a team competition and all students will write the brief and compete in oral rounds as a 2-person team. Students will participate in a series of oral argument workshops and be assigned a coach from the Moot Court Board of Advocates to prepare for the actual tournament. The focus of this tournament will be an issue (hot topic) taken from a case(s) currently pending and/or up on a petition for a writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court or an issue which is creating some attention in the federal circuits. Competition is open to ALL upperclassmen that have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Competition is MANDATORY for all Junior members of the Moot Court Board of Advocates, with the exception of the small number of 2L students who are serving on national teams. Students are responsible for finding a partner and attending all meetings and workshops. One (1) academic credit is available for students completing the brief and competing in all oral rounds of the tournament. Other prizes and awards may be available in the tournament.  All participants are strongly encouraged to take LAW 6000 Advanced Advocacy before registering for this competition.

Course Details

  • Credits: 1