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Moot Court Board

Overview

Liberty University School of Law places great emphasis on advocacy skills, both oral and written.  The Moot Court Board is dedicated to equipping students with the skills to be effective advocates and encouraging participation in both internal and external moot court tournaments.  

The Moot Court Board holds two tournaments each year: the 2L / 3L Liberty Cup tournament in the fall semester and the George and Helen Hermestroff 1L Moot Court Tournament in the spring semester.  The Moot Court Board also prepares and sends teams to compete in regional and national tournaments throughout the academic year.


Purpose

The Moot Court Board’s purpose is to:

1.    Train students in the development, use, and practice of written and oral appellate advocacy skills;

2.    Develop, facilitate, and administer intramural and interscholastic moot court competitions;

3.    Select students, with the assistance of the Faculty Advisor(s), to represent Liberty University School of Law in interscholastic moot court competitions;

4.    Assist the faculty in research and development of material for use in extracurricular training and activities in the area of moot court;

5.    Assist the faculty in the training of law students in the skills of moot court; and

6.    Uphold the mission of Liberty University School of Law and use the opportunities membership on the Moot Court Board provides to encourage the furtherance of this mission.


For questions, please contact Professor Scott Thompson, Professor and Director of the Center for Lawyering Skills, at sethompson@liberty.edu.