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Moot Court

Sharpen your growing knowledge of the law by competing on the Liberty University undergraduate Moot Court Team. Since its inception, Liberty University’s Moot Court Team has advanced to the national tournament several times and has placed in the top 10 in the nation. We look to continue that momentum into the future. Our team will help you gain the confidence you’ll need in future law school Moot Court competitions and the real-world courtroom.

What is Moot Court? 

Moot Court is a simulated appellate argument that resembles the way the U.S. Supreme Court functions. In Moot Court, you’ll get to try to persuade a simulated panel of Supreme Court Justices to adopt your client’s interpretation of the law. You and your assigned partner will be competing at tournaments around the country against some of the toughest schools in America. 

What do we do?

Each year there are several members on the Liberty Moot Court team. Each member will be paired with one other person for competitions. Preparation for this event is intense and students must read, comprehend, and apply legal concepts from a number of cases. Those participating in Moot Court are given the opportunity to write an appellate brief—a hurdle faced by every law school student.

Who can join? 

Any Liberty University undergraduate student! Moot Court is NOT just for pre-law majors or even just for students interested in law school. Moot Court helps to build vital skills like public speaking, and academic argumentation that are applicable to many different areas of study. Most importantly, Moot Court builds a community and we would love to see you as a part of our team!

How can I get involved? 

To join our Moot Court team you will need to go through a tryout process. Each spring semester, the Pre-Law program sponsors the Liberty Cup, an intramural Moot Court tournament open to Liberty University undergraduate students. Liberty’s Moot Court teams then go on to participate in an intercollegiate tournament each fall. Information on when our initial interest meeting will be held and how to sign up for a tryout is advertised on campus in the spring. Please reach out to Dr. Rathsam for any further questions or for inquiries about joining! | government@liberty.edu, (434) 582-3691

You can find more information about undergraduate Moot Court at the American Moot Court Association’s website.

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