Moot Court

  • The Moot Court Program is the student-run appellate advocacy honors society of the Capital University Law School. Members of the Moot Court Program receive the practical experience of drafting appellate briefs and developing their oral advocacy skills. Competitors travel all over the United States to compete in regional and national competitions. Additionally, members of the Moot Court Program are eligible for two credit hours in the semester in which their competition takes place. 

    Participation in the Moot Court Program occurs in two ways. First, a student may serve as a Moot Court Fellow during their second year. Second, a student may compete as a member of one of the many teams during their third year. Each Moot Court team has a faculty advisor. 

    Additionally, each year an election takes places among all of the chosen members of the Moot Court teams to determine the Moot Court Executive Board. The Moot Court Executive Board is responsible for running the Moot Court Program for the year. Professor Dennis Hirsch serves as the advisor to the Moot Court Executive Board and for the entire Moot Court Program.

    2014-2015 Moot Court Teams
    Fall National Team (New York City Bar’s Young Lawyers Committee Competition)

    Spring National Team (ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition)

    Child Welfare and Adoption Law Team (National Center for Adoption Law & Policy National Moot Court Competition)

    Corporate Law Team (Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition)

    Labor and Employment Law Team (Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition)

    Criminal Law Team (Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition)

    Historical Information
    2013-2014 Moot Court Executive Board
    Chief Justice: Natalie Noyes
    Internal Associate Justice: Michael Roney
    Associate Justice: Nathan DeLong
    Bar Relations Justice: Jessica Doogan 

    2012-2013 Moot Court Executive Board
    Chief Justice: Jennifer Huber
    Internal Associate Justice: Morgan Lyles
    External Associate Justice: Jackie Jewell
    Associate Justice: Jennifer Matzye
    Bar Relations Justice: Tommy Jeffcott