Moot Court

The Moot Court Board of Advocates is a formally recognized student organization comprised of talented and energetic leaders with strong communication and organizational skills. The Board and its faculty advisors are responsible for the Law School’s moot court program, which is designed to shape law students into persuasive communicators and advocates. The program offers students a practical educational experience through a specific advocacy course, multiple competitive opportunities, and faculty, practitioner, and student exhibitions.

Moot Court Success

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Moot Court Board of Advocates is excited to announce the beginning of its 2014-2015 season. The Moot Court Board is a student organization that develops skills in legal writing, research, analysis and advocacy. The program offers students a practical educational experience through participation in appellate oral arguments and brief writing competitions against top ranked law schools throughout the country. In past years, the Moot Court Board enjoyed success in numerous competitions, including:

2013: Runners-Up, National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition

2012: Semi-finalists, Oralist Award, 2nd Place Best Brief (Team 1), 6th Place Best Brief (Team 2), New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition

2012: 4th Place Best Brief, ABA Appellate Advocacy Competition

2011: Quarterfinalists, NYU Immigration Law Competition

2010: Regional Semifinalist & 4th Place Best Brief, Jessup Super Competition

2010: Quarterfinalists, Gibbons Criminal Procedure Competition

2010/2009: Regional Quarterfinalists, New York City Bar Competition

2009: Quarterfinalists - The Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition – Intellectual Property

2009: National Champions - National Invitational Appellate Moot Court Competition

2009: Regional finalists, 2nd Place Best Brief, World Round Qualifiers (1st time in UDM history), Jessup Super Competition

2008: Champions - Chicago Bar Assoc. Moot Court Competition

2008: National Champions and Runner-Up National Champions - McGee Civil Rights National Moot Court Competition