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.
Georgia Law's Moot Court teams boast an impressive reputation, winning some of the most difficult appellate tournaments in the country, including:
National Moot Court Tournament
National Champions: 1996-97, 1991-92
National Finalists: 2012-13
National Semifinalists: 2002-03, 1993-94, 1992-93
Regional Champions: 2009-10, 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, 2001-02, 2000-01, 1997-98, 1996-97, 1995-96, 1994-95, 1993-94, 1992-93, 1991-92
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
World Champion: 1990
National Champions: 1996, 1994, 1991, 1990
Regional Champions: 2010, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1991
Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition
Champions: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1994, 1990
National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
Champions: 2013, 2008, 2006, 1997
Finalists: 2004, 2001
Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition
Champions: 2006, 2002, 2014
Finalists: 2004, 2003
Semifinalists: 2012, 2010, 2007
American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition
Champions: 2013, 2012, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1992, 1991
National Finalist: 2005
Emory National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition
Semifinalists: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
Mercer University National Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition
Champion: 2011, 2012
Evan A. Evans National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition (formerly the Husley-Kimbrell Competition)
Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship
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)
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 & Teams
2014-2015 Executive Moot Court BoardExecutive Chairman:Laughlin KaneExecutive Vice Chair:Kristina ThompsonSecretary/Treasurer:George RayCompetition Coordinators:Carey MillerDov PremingerNational Moot Team:Xon HostetterGeorge RayNick StanojevichAndrew Kurth National Team:Candace FarmerAshley WrightAlicia LuncheonFirst Amendment Team:Amanda McDowellZach JonesLegal Ethics Team:Spencer ScholdChelsea IveyCivil Rights Teams:Andrew WhitakerLaughlin KaneAlex SchwallRoss MiskellyCarey MillerMark GraftonHulsey Gambrell Team:Keith HallAaron ParksJessup Team:Elliot GilloolyZach KelehearCameron Roberts (editor)ABA Coaches:Amanda McDowellRoss MiskellyIntrastate coaches:Alicia LuncheonAlex SchwallPrince Coach:Nick Stanojevich
2014-2015 Moot Court TeamsTy AdamsMical CarterRobert DanielKevin DavisLeah DavisSidney EberhartJoseph EmmanuelMeredith GardialStephen MorrisonSarah Hannah NewmanKelsie RoyalCharles ThimmeschRachel ZisekRussell Eight (Spring 2014):Taylor ButchenschonHeidi GholamhosseiniKeith HallZach JonesAaron ParksMarshall SimsMichelle TangJake Ware