Sharpen your legal skills in simulated appellate court proceedings as part of the University of Georgia School of 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.
The School of 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.
First-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 Moot Court team.
The School of Law's Moot Court teams boast an impressive reputation, winning some of the most difficult appellate tournaments in the country over the last 10 years, including:
American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition
Regional Champions- 2012, 2013, 2016
National Moot Court Competition
National Champions- 2013-14, 2019-20
Regional Champions- 2013-14, 2019-20
Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition
Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition
Charleston School of Law National Moot Court Competition
J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Competition
Mercer University School of Law National Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition
Champions- 2011, 2012 (first and second)
Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition (GA v. FL) (formerly the Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition)
Champions- 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
Intrastate Moot Court Competition
Champions- 2011, 2012, 2013 (first and second), 2016, 2018, 2019
National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship
Champions- 2014, 2019
William B. Spong Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament
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.
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2020-2021 Executive Moot Court BoardExecutive Chair: Amelia Welch
Executive Vice Chair: Emily Doumar
Treasurer: Joi Siler
1L Moot Court Competition Coordinator: Abby Tyre
Talmadge Coordinator: Taylor Pernini
ABA Coaches: Joi Siler and Anre Washington
Intrastate Coaches: Abby Tyre & Alexa Dato
Spong Coach: Jason Siglaos
Prince Coach: Mollie Fiero
VIS Coach: Sarah Nelson